Spain will prioritize food security, health, and gender initiatives in Niger
During an official trip to Niger, the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, European Union and cooperation, Josep Borrell, and Aina Calvo, the director of the Spanish development agency (AECID), met with local authorities and CSO representatives and visited several development cooperation projects funded by Spain. According to a press release published by the AECID, Spain will support the National Development Plan in Niger and focus most of its contributions on maternal, newborn and children's health, nutrition, and women's empowerment.
Minister Borrell also met with Niger’s Prime Minister, Brigi Rafini. Borrell presented Spain’s new “Plan Africa” and emphasized that Niger and the greater Sahel region are key priorities for Spanish development cooperation and foreign policy.