Visit of Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC, to Pakistan
Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, went to Islamabad for a joint visit with Dirk Niebel, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development. They together met Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Pakistani Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Planning and Development.
During this visit, Andris Piebalgs reaffirmed the intentions of the EC to increase its development assistance to Pakistan by 50%, from €50 to €75 million a year for 2011-2013. The aid programmes continued to focus on rural development, support for education and stronger governance.
Andris Piebalgs, seated on a rattan chair, in a garden
Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Dirk Niebel and Andris Piebalgs (from right to left)
Dirk Niebel, Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Andris Piebalgs (from left to right)
Handshake between Dirk Niebel, on the left, and Andris Piebalgs, on the right, in the ...
Signature of an assistance of 225 million euros given to Pakistan by the EU for ...
Andris Piebalgs, on the left
Handshake between Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, 3rd from the left, and Andris Piebalgs, 3rd from ...