The European Union, already a major partner of the Central African Republic (CAR), is increasing its financial support to the country which is still living with the impact of recent conflict.
To draw international attention and support for the CAR, an international conference is taking place in Brussels today, focusing on the country’s humanitarian needs, recovery and resilience-building. High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini is hosting the event together with the Commissioners for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides. The CAR delegation is led by the President of the Central African Republic’s transition government, Catherine Samba-Panza. The participants also include development ministers from France, Germany and the Netherlands, foreign affairs ministers from the Central African region and representatives of international organisations.
High Representative and Vice-President Mogherini commented: “After years of conflict, the people of the Central African Republic deserve a present and a future of peace. Since the beginning of this crisis, we as the EU have been by their side to help bring recovery, stability and development to the country. The recent Bangui Forum has launched a process towards national reconciliation which is led by Central Africans themselves; with today’s conference, we reaffirm our commitment, together with our international partners, to support them on their path towards recovery and peace”.
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