European Union meets with Angola in October to discuss aid

14 July 2014

Angola and the European Union (EU) are due to meet on 17 and 18 October to discuss EU aid for the Luanda government, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported citing and EU source in the Angolan capital.

The dates for the summit were announced at the end of the last ordinary session of the Economic Commission of the Angolan Council of Ministers, the technical body that supports the President of the Republic on macroeconomic affairs.

The EU plans to provide around 210 million euros for development projects in Angola over the next seven years.

The figure earmarked for the 11th community aid programme, which is due to be signed by the European Commission and the Angolan Government by the end of this year, is practically the same as the programme that is now in its final stages of execution.

The funding is part of the new EU schedule of funds, in place until 2020, and around half covers projects in the Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture sectors, Water and Sanitation and Professional Training and Higher Education.(macauhub/AO)