EU announces future commitments for development cooperation with Iraq
Around €75 million of development support will be made available to Iraq during the period 2014 – 2020, will today announce European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, during a meeting with the Iraqi delegation led by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.
The three proposed main areas of cooperation are: Rule of Law and Human Rights, Capacity Building in primary and secondary education and Sustainable Energy for all. On the challenges faced by the country, Commissioner Piebalgs underlined that “over the past months the escalation of violence has undermined its stability, but the EU is confident that the Iraqi authorities will work towards a successful transition to democracy and long term stability for the benefit of all of Iraq’s citizens.”
For more information: IP/14/32