Germany to Finance Projects Worth 49 Million Euros for Palestine

Ramalah, 10 Safar 1438/10 November 2016 (MINA) – Germany and the Palestinian Authority (PA) signed on Wednesday two financial and technical cooperation agreements that commit Germany to provide 49 million euros to several social development and economic projects, according to a press release by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry.

It said the agreements, signed by Foreign Minister Riyad Malki and the German Representative to the Palestinian areas, Peter Beerwerth, will go to projects such as water desalination, education, development and job creation for youth.

Germany has a longstanding commitment to Palestine, WAFA reported.

The German Government is one of the largest bilateral donors, with support focusing on the areas of water, economic development, public safety (police), governance and education.

The main partners in providing humanitarian assistance are the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and humanitarian NGOs    (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)