Benin and Netherlands Strengthen Water Cooperation

Posted: 2012-02-28

Benin and the Netherlands signed a four year Memorandum of Understanding on water and pledged to establish a "technical advisory platform" with GWP Benin and the Netherlands Water Partnership playing the role of secretariat for the platform for 2012-2015. The MOU was signed by Mr. Ben Knapen, Dutch Minister for European and International Cooperation and Mr. Jonas Gbian, Beninese Minister in charge of water on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

The two Ministers believe the agreement will strengthen the cooperation between the two countries on Integrated Water Resources Management, the mobilization of water for food security, and for achieving the Millennium Development Goals on water and sanitation. The Dutch delegation met the president of Benin, which is one of the countries with a high concentration of aid from the Netherlands.

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