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EU/Rwanda : Commissioner Andris Piebalgs first visit to Rwanda.

30 Septembre 2010 , Rédigé par APPA Publié dans #Organisations internationales.

Commissioner Piebalgs' first visit to Rwanda to assess EU's aid impact on the ground and sign €52 million financial agreements on regional cooperation and governance

From 28 to 30 September, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will pay his first visit to Rwanda. He will travel together with Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation Charles Michel, on behalf of the EU Belgian Presidency. They will have bilateral meetings with high level Rwandese authorities. EU Commissioner Piebalgs will take this opportunity to sign two financial agreements, for a total amount of €51.85 million. The first agreement aims at supporting regional road connections and cross-border cooperation in the field of energy and hydropower; the second will support Rwanda to improve public financial management based on sound statistics. EU Commissioner Piebalgs and Belgian Minister Charles Michel will also visit the Commission's and Belgian funded projects to assess the impact of the aid on the ground.

Please find the full text of the Press Release at the following link: 

At your disposal for any further information,

Kind regards,

Kouridaki Marianna 
Secretary to Catherine Ray 
Spokesperson for Development 
(Commissioner Andris Piebalgs) 

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