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Luxembourg pledges €2m for health and education in Senegal



Cooperation and humanitarian action minister Franz Fayot met with Amadou Hott, Senegal's economy minister and pledged additional financial assistance for education and the improvement of medical assistance. Photo: MAEE

Cooperation and humanitarian action minister Franz Fayot met with Amadou Hott, Senegal's economy minister and pledged additional financial assistance for education and the improvement of medical assistance. Photo: MAEE

During his visit in Senegal, cooperation and humanitarian action minister Franz Fayot (LSAP) announced additional support of €2m for education and medical centres’ development.

Fayot’s diplomatic visit had multiple objectives with the main takeaway being the 15th partnership commission between Senegal and Luxembourg. The event was co-chaired by Fayot and Senegal’s economy minister Amadou Hott.

During the partnership commission, Fayot announced additional support, amounting to a total of €2m, for the two main sectors of Luxembourg financial intervention: health and education. SAMU, Senegal’s medical and emergency assistance service will receive €1m in funding while €500,000 will be invested each in the Abass Ndao Hospital and the Lycée de Thiès.

Fayot also took part in the high-level regional summit on HIV/AIDS organized by UNAIDS in Dakar. He reconfirmed Luxembourg's commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the region, which is particularly affected by the virus.

Luxembourg’s minister also inaugurated Zinguichor’s regional centre for care of victims of sexual violence and held discussions with students from the University of Ziguinchor.

The diplomatic relations between the grand duchy and Senegal dating back over 30 years were highlighted during a meeting between Senegal’s president Macky Sall and Fayot.