Blair announces aid package for Palestinian Authority
English PM says G-8 countries pledge 3 billion dollars for PA in 'years to come.'
British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday announced that the G-8 countries had agreed on a 3 billion U.S. dollar package in aid for the Palestinian Authority.
Blair, speaking at the end of the G-8 summit, said the deal would be implemented "in years to come."
"Yesterday evening, the G-8 agreed a substantial package of help for the Palestinian Authority, amounting to up to 3 billion U.S. dollars for the years to come so that two states, Israel and Palestine, two peoples and two religions can live side by side in peace."