The European Commission is ready to unfreeze aid worth 156 million euros (USD224 million) to Mauritania,
reports. The commission suspended aid following a coup in 2008.
"We agreed on all the big reforms that await Mauritania in coming months," said Stefano Manservisi, the commission's director-general for development. The reforms pertain to human rights, electoral and security measures, and corruption fight.
A vote on the aid resumption will take place in Brussels in January.