France to Support Mauritania in Aid Dialogue

France has pledged to help Mauritania in persuading international donors to unlock development funds that were suspended in 2008 following a coup staged by the country's current president,

report. French President Nicolas Sarkozy also offered the country a bilateral agreement that would convert USD25.30 million of Mauritania's total debt to investments in education, water, health and other sectors.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.