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Israel Establishes Task Force to Combat Diseases in Africa

The Director General of the Foreign Ministry, Dr. Alon Liel announced the establishment of a task force, operating under the auspices of the Foreign Ministry to combat AIDS and malaria in Africa. The Director General made the announcement during a meeting with ambassadors of African countries in Israel, including the South African and Mauritanian Ambassadors and the Egyptian Charge D'Affaires. The Director General provided the 20 Ambassadors with a comprehensive review of recent developments in the peace process.

In his meeting with the ambassadors, Dr. Liel expressed Israel's concern regarding the worrying statistics relating the spread of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The Director General noted that the spread of the disease constituted a "global nightmare," and that assistance to African countries should be made a top priority in order to combat the horrifying phenomenon.


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