President Valcárcel opens Mali donor conference
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President Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso opened the international donor conference for development in Mali – "Together for a New Mali" – held at the Committee of the Regions. Addressing about 100 national delegations, he pledged the Committee's support fo...
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Commit extra €1bn from EU funds to support the most deprived
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