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G20/Ebola epidemic

Published on November 18, 2014
Introductory remarks at the press conference given by M. François Hollande, President of the Republic

Brisbane, November 16, 2014


One subject also forced itself onto the agenda, namely Ebola, because this scourge, affecting countries in Africa, may affect the whole planet unless we guard against it. Consequently – in addition to what a number of countries have already announced, including France for Guinea, the United States for Liberia and the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone –, other large countries have also decided to get involved in this process.

$300 million will be released by the G20 member countries, as well as what Europe itself is already doing. Cooperation by individual countries will make a number of additional resources possible. During the meeting I had with President Putin, he confirmed to me that a Russian hospital could be set up in Guinea, and we’ll ensure this is done in full cooperation with France. (…)./.

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