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Radio Sweden Thursday

Published torsdag 31 augusti 2006 kl 10.21
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Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and Sweden's Prime Minister Göran Persson at Thursday's conference
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Officials from more than 40 countries meet in Stockholm today to raise US$ 500 million for Lebanon’s acute humanitarian and reconstruction needs following the Israeli offensive.

And later on in the program Dave Russell takes a look at a Swedish tradition dating back centuries: coffee drinking.

Closing Music: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester ”Sommarsång”

Stockholm Conference for Lebanon’s Early Recovery
August 31, 2006

The Government of Sweden, in close co-operation with the Government of Lebanon and with support from the United Nations, hosted a conference Thursday on Lebanon’s early recovery.

Around 350 delegates have been attending an international conference in Stockholm to raise million of dollars of aid for Lebanon after more than a month of Israeli bombardments. It’s been organised by the Swedish government, in co-operation with Beirut and the UN, but there are questions over whether the money could actually help the military organisation Hezbollah get even stronger.

Questions and Answers on the international conference with Juan Navas & Tom McAlinden:

Radio Sweden’s Dave Russell takes a look at a Swedish tradition dating back centuries, and one which is now so popular , that only neighbouring Finland drinks more cups per capita than anywhere else in the world, we’re talking coffee drinking.

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