June 12, 2008 / 4:45 PM / 11 years ago

Conference raises $20 bln for Afghanistan-France

PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - A donors’ conference in Paris has raised around $20 billion to fund development in Afghanistan, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner announced on Thursday.

Kouchner originally announced an estimate of $19.95 billion and later said another estimate came to $21.416 billion, before saying the total raised was about $20 billion.

"Let’s say around 20 (billion dollars)," he said at the end of the conference. (Reporting by Francois Murphy and Arshad Mohammed; Editing by James Mackenzie)



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