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USAID grants $31.9 mln to back Kosovo's development

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PRISTINA (Kosovo), April 1 (SeeNews) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said the U.S. government has signed an agreement to grant $31.9 million (28.8 million euro) to support Kosovo's development.

"This funding promotes Kosovo-led development solutions to economic and democratic challenges," USAID said in a statement on Thursday.

Kosovo's president Vjosa Osmani said in a separate statement on Thursday that the funding will help the country improve services for citizens by enhancing the accountability and effectiveness of the institutions, as well as increasing opportunities for inclusive democratic and economic participation.

"It also aims for the improvement and cooperation between citizens, civil society, businesses and the public sector in order for the local communities to have a more favorable position in addressing Kosovo's developmental challenges," Osmani said.

The financing follows a $33 million grant that the U.S. provided to Kosovo through USAID in November 2020. The grant is part of a financial package worth $161 million that USAID plans to provide to Kosovo to back its development, it said at the time.

($ = 0.9040 euro)

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