EU, African countries to convene on Ebola recovery

EU, African countries to convene on Ebola recovery
# 27 February 2015 02:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. The European Union (EU) has invited African countries for a high level conference in Brussels to review current efforts of fighting Ebola and place a plan to help Liberia and the other African countries to recover from the hit of the disease, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

An emailed EU statement reaching Xinhua on Thursday said the presidents and ministers of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Togo as well as representatives of the African Union Commission, the UN, the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and the European Union will all be attending at the very highest level.

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf will co-chair the conference on Ebola and she will be speaking as spokesperson for the Mano River Union (MRU).

During this High Level Conference, the 11th European Development Fund National Indicative Program for Liberia 2014-2020 will be signed between Liberia and the EU.

This is the most important support program of the EU to Liberia for the coming years, the statement said.

This Fund is allocating 326 million U.S. dollars to Liberia, which will be divided into the four areas including good governance, energy, education and agriculture.

The EU Ambassador to Liberia, Tiina Intelmann, said "For us it is crucial to assess the priorities and envisaged action presented by Liberia and to find a way that we can all work together, in the immediate and longer term, for recovery in Liberia and in West Africa."

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