World Bulletin / News Desk
The European Union has signed an agreement with Egypt to provide the latter with a 90-million-euro grant.
The funds will be used to finance a national school meals program, to develop slum areas in several Egyptian provinces, and to fund NGOs working in the field of social and economic development, according to a Thursday statement issued by Egypt's Ministry of International Cooperation.
The agreement was signed by Deputy Premier and International Cooperation Minister Ziad Bahaa Eddin during the latter's recent visit to Brussels.
According to the ministry, 60 million euros will go towards a new national meal program for school students; 20 million euros towards developing slums in the provinces of Cairo, Giza and Qalioubiya; and 10 million euros towards Egyptian civil society organizations working on social and economic development programs in deprived areas of the country.Last Mod: 28 Kasım 2013, 14:34