BRATISLAVA (Xinhua) --
Slovakia will focus on three countries,
Afghanistan, Kenya and Moldova, in the development aid program
for 2017, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav
Lajcak informed on Wednesday.
“The Foreign and
European Affairs Ministry will allocate 200,000 euros (210,000
U.S. dollars) for development aid in Afghanistan in 2017 from
the Slovak Aid budget. The aid will primarily be used for
education, agriculture and reforming the security sector,”
with Kenya in 2017 will be underpinned by a new
intergovernmental agreement on development aid.
“We will earmark 1.2
million euros (1.26 million dollars) for the major objectives of
development aid in Kenya this year,” added Lajcak.
As for development
aid in Moldova, Slovakia is set to focus mainly on the correct
functioning of the country’s public administration, water and
sanitation. The ministry will designate 600,000 euros, (about
630,000 dollars) to this effect.