World: Sweden: Aid to Hanoi

Though many Western nations criticize U.S. involvement in Viet Nam and defy American wishes by trading with Hanoi, only Sweden has gone so far as to announce that it will provide funds for the North. Sweden's new Prime Minister, Olof Palme, following plans laid down by his predecessor, intends to provide North Viet Nam with $45 million in foreign aid. Two-thirds of the assistance, which extends over a three-year period beginning next July, will be a loan. The rest will be an outright gift.


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