Agence France-PresseMay 14, 2013 13:30
A donor conference on Mali will on Wednesday seek to raise 1.9 billion euros to repair the damage caused by the war against Islamists, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.
"The aim is to find nearly 1.9 billion euros ($2.4 billion). Things are going well and there will be about 100 countries attending, as well as a dozen heads of state," Fabius told RTL radio of the conference due to open in Brussels.
"Security is largely in place," he said. "Now the need is for democracy, dialogue and development, and these go together. And for that, we need money."