EU Plans Increased Aid to Egypt

The European Union is stepping up its aid to Egypt, according to a top official of the European Commission.

European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule is expected to outline euro800 million worth of development cooperation projects in Egypt from 2009 to 2013 during his visit to the African country on Oct. 11, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports. Fule’s schedule for his visit also includes meetings with key Egyptian leaders including Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif.

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