New assistance package for Lebanon: EU strongly committed to supporting the country’s development and stability

December 19, 2017
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The EU-funded projects will support the people of Lebanon in key sectors such as democratic participation, sanitation and local developments.

The European Commission adopted a new €44 million assistance package that will contribute to the promotion of stability and economic and social development in Lebanon. The projects will support the country’s electoral reform process, will aim at enhancing the waste management sector and will foster socio-economic development along the Litani River Basin.

Ahead of visiting Lebanon, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini said: “During my visit to Lebanon today, I will confirm the European Union full support to stability, security, and unity of the country. Lebanon can count on EU commitment from the humanitarian aid to development cooperation, but also on economic and security levels. We will also continue to accompany Lebanon in its solidarity towards Syrian people fleeing the crisis. The next Brussels II Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region will be the opportunity to channel more support from the international community for Lebanon”.

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said: “We will support the electoral reform and democratic participation, promote integrated waste management, and help improving socio-economic conditions for the Lebanese people. The new EU projects come in addition to our efforts to mitigate the impact of the Syrian conflict to the Lebanese society and economy, for which the EU has provided €1 billion to Syrian refugees and hosting communities in Lebanon”.


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