UK is not abandoning international aid, defence secretary says

 UK is not abandoning international aid, defence secretary says

November 19, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is not abandoning its commitment to providing international aid amid media reports its budget will be cut drastically, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday.

“It doesn’t mean to say we are abandoning the battlefield of international aid, we’re still one of the most generous givers of international aid,” Wallace told Sky News.

(Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by Andy Bruce)

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