Lusophone African states discuss cooperation with Brussels

12 January 2006

Brussels, Belgium, 12 Jan – Officials from the five Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa begin talks Thursday with the European Commission on its next regional cooperation program worth 30 million euros, officials said.

The program is coordinated by the European Development Fund, the main instrument for EU aid, and targeted at development projects in the areas of public administration, justice, education, health, human resources, culture and statistics.

The Portuguese-speaking African countries, or PALOP, comprise Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe. (macauhub)