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$3.2BnAid Package Pledged for Lebanon

Lebanonhas obtained a total of $3.2bn in pledges following the "Friends ofLebanon" meeting at the US State Department on 16 December. As MEESwent to press, no detailed breakdown was available on the contribution of eachdonor, but an official joint statement released at the conference indicated that$1bn will be made available immediately with an additional $2.2bn forthcoming upto 2000. The $3.2bnwill finance...