EU Offers Indonesia Education Budget Support

The first visit of European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs to Indonesia primarily involves attending the second Asia-Europe Meeting Development Conference and signing an education project worth 200 million euros (USD250 million).

The EU leader will participate in high-level discussions on EU-Indonesia cooperation during the May 24-26 gathering, according to an EU press release. Topics such as social cohesion, low-carbon development and policy coherence for development will be discussed.

The budget aid of 200 million euros is for the Education Sector Support Program, which seeks to fill in regional gaps in terms of access and quality of education.

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