Dutch parliament requests information on funding plans for COVID-19 support to low-income African countries

Arne Weverling, member of the Dutch Parliament and spokesperson for the Development Committee for the liberal party (VVD), requested that Ministers Sigrid Kaag and Stef Blok share with parliament their understanding of the medical, economic, and political consequences of the COVID-19 crisis in low-income countries. 

The VVD inquired whether there is any flexibility within the current development budget to provide funding specifically to low-income African countries for this purpose, or if the government is planning to shift existing development cooperation funds towards tackling the COVID-19 crisis. 

Press release - Parliament of the Netherlands (in Dutch)