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Former U.S. president vows to support Vietnam in combating HIV/AIDS

HANOI, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The Clinton Foundation will maximize its support for Vietnam in preventing and fighting against HIV/ AIDS, malaria and other infectious diseases, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said here Friday.

At a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi, Clinton said his foundation is ready to cooperate with the relevant Vietnamese agencies and enterprises to provide and then help Vietnam produce HIV/AIDS medicines.

The Vietnamese prime minister, for his part, said the Vietnamese government will support and create favorable conditions for the fund to work effectively in Vietnam.

The Clinton Foundation, which focuses on providing healthcare treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, has mobilized more than 40 million U.S. dollars for Vietnam together with other donors since 2006, according to the Vietnamese government's e-portal.

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