Donor Conference for development in Mali with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, participated in the Donor Conference for development in Mali entitled "Together for a New Mali" with ten Heads of African States and more than 100 worldwide delegations. The conference expressed its support for Mali's recovery strategy, and the financial commitments of the international community amount up to 3.25 billion euros. The EU allocated €1.35 billion to Mali, of which €523.9 million from the EC. In the margins of the event, the EC signed four financing agreements with the government of Mali, regarding water supply and support to the administration of the country, for a total of 300 million euros.