German Development Minister visits initiatives in Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan

The German Development Minister, Gerd Müller, embarked on a trip to the Sahel region on February 3, 2020, to visit ongoing German-funded initiatives for regional stabilization in Nigeria, Egypt, and Sudan. The focus of Germany’s bilateral cooperation in the Sahel is on modernization of agriculture and water supply, and creating apprenticeships and jobs in the region.

In Nigeria, Minister Müller plans to visit vocational training centers and a project focused on country-wide family planning and maternal health services. He will also visit the Niger Delta to learn about the consequences of the area's oil spills.

In Sudan, Minister Müller will visit an SOS Children’s Village and a vocational training center by Siemens and BMZ for energy and power plan technicians. He also plans to meet with women’s rights activists to talk about the widespread female genital cutting.

During his last stop in Egypt, Minister Müller will visit one of the world's largest solar parks, as well as the Aswan Dam, whose turbines are being repaired with German support, in addition to a number of other ecological agriculture projects.

Press release – BMZ

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