Brussels, Belgium - The EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will Wednesday begin a two-day working visit to Senegal, according to an EU communique issued in Brussels, Belgium.
The communique said that during the visit, Piebalgs will unveil EU's financial grant to Senegal, amounting to 347 million euros for the 2014-2020 period.
It said the financial assistance will help entrench democratic governance, promote agricultural sustainable development and food security in the West African country.
According to the communique, EU intends to make the agricultural sector the driving force of economic growth in Africa while consolidating political stability, the judiciary and security.
Piebalgs will attend the launch of a large programme for sanitation and rehabilitation of a working-class district in Dakar, destined to improve the living conditions of some 44,000 persons.