From: Exit Staff
France to Spent EUR 60 Million on Water and Sanitation Works in Durres

France has pledged a contribution of EUR 1 million in donations and at least EUR 60 million to rehabilitate the water and sanitation network in Durres, following the 26 November earthquake. 

The countries Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian participated in yesterday’s Donors Conference and met with Prime Minister Edi Rama. The two officials signed an agreement on the establishment and activities of the French Development Agency, Proparco and Expertise France in Albania.

According to a press release from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the agreement falls within the framework of the French strategy for the Western Balkans and signals France’s heightened commitment to Albania to support its economic and social development, as well as helping to forge closer ties with Europe.