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EU confirms its support for West Africa's development and integration

By European Commission
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BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will today announce new financial support for West Africa, during a round of discussions with Ministers and other authorities from the region on the priorities to be funded during the next seven years (2014-2020). This support will amount to some €6.4 billion euros (subject to confirmation by the European Parliament and Council) and is expected to support investments that generate growth and job creation for the 300 million citizens of West Africa. Commissioner Piebalgs said: “Our new support reflects our ongoing commitment to investing in West Africa. But we want to see the region and its countries in the driving seat – I believe working together in such a partnership we can continue making major progress towards increased development and prosperity for this region.”