European Union development commissioner Andris Piebalgs is set to arrive Sept. 12 in Lesotho, where he is expected to announce a €15 million aid package to support local water and sanitation initiatives.
While in Lesotho, Piebalgs is scheduled to meet with representatives of the African country to discuss development cooperation, political relations and governance. The commissioner’s visit comes amid Lesotho’s preparations for local and parliamentary elections next year.
Meanwhile, EU aid commissioner Kristalina Georgieva would be heading to Southeast Asia for an official visit to Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. During her visit, she is expected to tackle the bloc’s humanitarian aid operations in the region as well as discuss disaster preparedness and response management with officials of the three countries.
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