AIDS Conference: World Leaders, Experts Arrive Washington

Several leaders and health experts have
arrived Washington DC, the capital city of the
United States in preparation for the 2012
International AIDS Conference which will
begin today.
Ms. Francesca Da Ros, an official of the press
department of the International AIDS Society,
which is the organiser of the annually held
event, confirmed to our correspondent that
people like the former U.S. First Lady Laura
Bush, U.S. Senators John Kerry and Lindsey
Graham, U.S. House of Representatives
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, have already arrived
for the event.
She also confirmed that World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim; UNAIDS Executive Director,
Michel Sidibé, and The Earth Institute Director, Jeffrey Sachs, who will be addressing the 19th
International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C., have also arrived.
However, Ms. Francesca Da Ros confirmed that the Deputy President of South Africa, Mr.
Kgalema Motlanthe, will be arriving Washington DC today with the delegation of his country
to attend the event.
U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will address the opening plenary session at
the conference tomorrow at the Washington Convention Centre, Room 1.

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