UAE assures $50m to support Comoros developmental projects
Pledge is in addition to the $50m (AED184m) allocated by the ADFD to support energy, water, and other projects in Comoros
The UAE has pledged to donate $50m (AED184m) in development support, in addition to the $50m (AED184m) allocated by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), to support development projects in Comoros.
According to ADFD's Twitter account, the announcement was made during the two-day Donors' Conference in Support of the United Comoros Republic being held in Paris, France.
The #UAE announced AED 184 million (US $ 50 million) in development support to Comoros. Managed by #ADFD, the development funding was announced during the UAE’s participation at the ‘Donors’ Conference on Comoros’ currently underway in the #French capital, #Paris. pic.twitter.com/QCo92tZXRO— صندوق أبوظبي للتنمية (@ABUDHABI_FUND) December 2, 2019
The UAE delegation was led by Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, and included the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi; the director-general of the ADFD, Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi; and the UAE Ambassador to the Comoros, Saeed Mohammed Saeed Murshid Al Maqbali.
Commenting on the pledge, Al Shamsi said that the support provided by the UAE and donor countries will enable the Government of the Comoros to implement its national agenda through projects that contribute positively to improving living conditions and economic sectors, creating job opportunities, and boosting economic growth in the country, state news agency, Wam, reported.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has had close ties with the Comoros since 1979 and has financed several development projects in various strategic sectors including energy, water, transport, health, and education.