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EU confirms new support to Mauritania during high level visit

EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, has today announced 195 millionfor Mauritania in the areas of food security, rule of law and healthcare for the years 2014-2020.

The Commissioner will meetPresidentAbdel Azizand Prime Minister Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdhaf during his visit, and discussions are expected to focus in particular on ongoing cooperation between the EU and Mauritania in the areas of security, development and fishing.The Commissioner is also expected to underline the EUs ongoing commitment to supporting the country on its path to growth and in the key role it has to play in security in the Sahel.