posted on 15/10/2012: 520 views
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Djibouti for supporting latter treasury deficit in the budget through providing a grant with a total value of approximately Dh 26 million.
The MoU was signed by Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Elias Mousa Doualeh, Minister of Economy and Finance and in charge of industry and planning for the Republic of Djibouti.
Commenting on the event, Acting Director General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development said: "This MoU comes in implementing of the directives of the leadership of the UAE to support the socio-economic development in the Republic of Djibouti, which suffers from difficult economic conditions and to help them to overcome those circumstances".
He added: "Fund's financial contribution is aimed at supporting Djibouti budget deficit, due to the drought in the African region, which led to higher energy prices, fuel and food, and thus resulted in worsening the economic situation and overloaded the state treasury with additional burdens." On the other hand, the Minister of Economy and Finance of Djibouti praised the initiative of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to support and enhance the development process in Djibouti, and added that the Djiboutian government appreciates the efforts of Abu Dhabi Government in the field of humanitarian assistance in developing countries.
"The grant will be used to meet the state treasury deficit in the budget and improve the difficult economic conditions," he added.
It is worth mentioning that previously Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has funded several developmental projects in different sectors in the Republic of Djibouti with a total value of approximately Dh 100 million. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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