EU announces $23 million Euro for Kiribati

Kiribati President, Anote Tong and EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica.  Photo credit: EU-Audio Visual Services.

Kiribati President, Anote Tong and EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica. Photo credit: EU-Audio Visual Services.

A $ 23 million Euro commitment was just signed between the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong in Brussels.

The funding will help to improve economic opportunities and livelihoods in Kiribati by developing Kiritimati, thereby also helping to alleviate growing climate change threats affecting the main island Tarawa as well as poverty. It includes supportive measures such as enhancing administrative capacities and boosting civil society organizations.

Announcing the support, Commissioner Mimica said, “Despite the geographical distance between the EU and Kiribati, I’d like to underline the EU’s ongoing commitment and support to being a firm partner to the country, as well as the Pacific region as a whole: particularly in its fight against climate change.”

 

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