BRUSSELS, 5 Jul. () –
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, has confirmed this Wednesday 66 million euros in direct aid for Niger, an announcement as part of his trip to the African country in which he has stressed that security and economic development ” They go hand in hand”.
“There will be an additional contribution of 66 million in direct budget support and in the review of the financial perspectives we will do everything possible to increase the funds that Niger receives,” Borrell said in statements during his visit to Niger after meeting with the president, Mohamed Bazoum.
As part of the trip, the head of European diplomacy will visit the recently launched EU military mission in Niger. “Security and economic development go hand in hand. There can be no development without security and, ultimately, there can be no security without development. One thing goes hand in hand with the other,” he stated.
In this sense, he has referred to Niger as a “solid and reliable partner” and has expressed the EU’s support for Bazoum, who has highlighted his regional vision and economic development and the policies deployed.