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Sweden grants 50 million for Georgia recovery

Published torsdag 23 oktober 2008 kl 09.58
A pledge for democracy in the Caucasus region - Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt

Sweden has contributed 50 million dollars to the international aid package for the recovery of Georgia after its armed conflict with Russia. The amount is taken from the Swedish foreign aid budget. It equals the combined contributions of Germany and France.

The total sum donated by 67 nations, among them the United States, the European Union countries, and Japan amounts to four-and-a-half billion dollars.

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt said after the donors’ conference in Brussels that Georgia with its political reform course was a significant factor for the stability of the entire Caucasus region. Therefore the country truly earned the support of democratic nations.  

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