BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 10, 2014 – EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will announce €195 million for Mauritania in the areas of food security, rule of law and healthcare for the years 2014-2020, during a visit to the country (10-11 February). Discussions are expected to focus in particular on ongoing cooperation between the EU and Mauritania in the areas of security, development and fishing.
The Commissioner is also expected to underline the EU’s ongoing commitment to supporting the country on its path to growth and in the key role it has to play in security in the Sahel. Commissioner Piebalgs said: “Mauritania also has a vital role in helping to keep the Sahel region stable due to its location. There can be no development without security, and I would like to congratulate the country on all the work it is doing to make the country, and the wider region, more stable”.