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Deputy PM meets with AIDS co-ordinator

Update: May, 08/2013 - 09:34

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with US Global AIDS Co-ordinator Eric Goosby to discuss Viet Nam's HIV/AIDS prevention strategy. —VNS/ Photo chinhphu

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday met with US Global AIDS Co-ordinator Eric Goosby to discuss Viet Nam's HIV/AIDS prevention strategy.

Phuc said that he resolutely supported the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a US programme which has provided funding of about US$500 million to Viet Nam since 2005.

He added that the country has already approved its own national programme for HIV prevention until 2020 and has been strengthening the National Committee efforts towards HIV/AIDS prevention.

The deputy PM called on the US to continue supporting Viet Nam in comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment activities across the country.

Goosby congratulated Viet Nam on its achievements in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and its proactive approach to tackling the problem.

He was briefed on PEPFAR's progresses in Viet Nam and said that the US would maintain its position as a major supporter. — VNS





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