Mozambique: Spain’s aid to Africa rises eight-fold over four years

4 November 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 4 Nov – The Spanish secretary of state for foreign relations, Ângelo Lossada, Friday told Macauhub in Maputo that Spain ahd increased its funding to sub-Saharan Africa from 150 million euros to 1.19 billion euros between 2004 and 2008.

Lossada was speaking to Macauhub on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of the second meeting in Maputo between 24 Spanish universities and 22 African universities.

“Africa is now our priority after Latin America,” said the Spanish secretary of state.

“From 2004 up to now we have substantially increased our aid to Africa,” the diplomat said, noting that the biggest recipient of Spanish aid in sub-Saharan Africa was Mozambique.

He also noted the launch of Casa Africa, last week in Maputo, which showed Spain’s interest in boosting relations with Mozambique in particular, and Africa more generally. (macauhub)