$73 million from Germany for rural development in Guatemala

The Government of Germany promised to help with $73 million for development project, doubling the current amount for assistance.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"As a result of the meeting, the Government of Germany will support the Government of Guatemala with a significant increase in its financial and technical cooperation, for a total of 58 million Euros (some $73 million) for a period of three years," said the report from the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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