US President George W. Bush on Thursday scolded members of the Group of Eight industrialized nations due to meet in July for not making good on pledges to help fund Africa's war on HIV/AIDS.
"At the last G-8, our partners stood up and made strong commitments to help Africa deal with malaria and HIV-AIDS. They have yet to make good on their commitments," said Bush, who plans to attend the July G8 summit in Japan.
Advertisement"I'll remind them: It's one thing to make a promise; it's another thing to write the check. And the American government expects our partners to live up to their obligations," the US president said in a speech.
The Group of Eight -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States -- ended its June 2007 summit by pledging 60 billion dollars to combat AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis in Africa.
Of that, 30 billion dollars had already been pledged by the United States.