Signing ceremony of an agreement to resume aid with Guinea
End production: 21/12/2012 First transmission: 21/12/2012
On 21 December 2012, Marcus Cornaro, Deputy Director General of the EuropAid Development and Cooperation DG of the EC, received, in Brussels, the visit of Kerfalla Yansané, Guinean Minister for Finance in the framework of the signature of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) marking the resumption of full cooperation between the EU and Guinea.
Of a total of 236 million Euros, the 10th EDF gathers two envelopes; the envelope "A" and the envelope ''B" for the respective amounts of 174 million and 62 million Euros.
The Envelope "B" is devoted to the financing of emergency social activities and actions to go out of the crisis, the strengthening of capacity of government, the organisation of elections and the reform of the defense and security sector. The actions of the envelope B are already all identified.
However, the actual release of the envelope "A" will take place after the legislative elections. This envelope will serve to finance essential investments in basic services such as health, water and sanitation.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite by Marcus Cornaro, Deputy Director General of the EuropAid Development and Cooperation DG of the EC, (in FRENCH) giving some welcome words and introducing the participants at the EU-Guinea signature ceremony, in Brussels.
||Soundbite by Kerfalla Yansané, Guinean Minister for Finance, (in FRENCH) saying that they had very interesting exchanges about the situation in Guinea and the economic reforms, introducing the members of delegation to underline the importance of cooperation between the EU and Guinea, and presenting the agreement to be signed
||Soundbite by Marcus Cornaro (in FRENCH) thanking Kerfalla Yansané and presenting the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), stressing the importance of democracy and saying that the effective engagement of all funds depends on the holding of free and transparent legislative elections.
||Marcus Cornaro and Kerfalla Yansané shaking hands
||Signature of the agreement by Marcus Cornaro and Kerfalla Yansané
||Marcus Cornaro and Kerfalla Yansané shaking hands and posing for the picture
||Marcus Cornaro and Kerfalla Yansané posing for the picture in presence with François Louncény Fall, Guinean Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Guineans Abroad, and Philippe van Damme, Head of the EU delegation to Guinea
||Soundbite by Marcus Cornaro (in FRENCH) underlining their commitment and opening the questions/answers session