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The European Union will continue its commitment with the Caribbean region

EUThe European Development Commissioner says the new approach by the EU for change calls for a concentration of resources in the Caribbean.

According to the Commissioner, resources should be allocated to bridge the partnership gaps for those countries still struggling to achieve the United Nation Millennium Development Goals.

The challenge was thrown out on Thursday at the opening of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programming Seminar for the Caribbean Region here in Georgetown.

The Caribbean Community Secretary General believes if the region is to advance with the European Union support focus must be placed on human capacity building.

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar said he feels that the European Union could help countries like Guyana in the fight against the drug trade.

The 11th European Development Fund which the Caribbean region stands to benefits from is expected to start next year and last until 2020.

The EU is also expected to provide its CARIFORUM partners with 1 billion EUROS in grants for the most vulnerable people in the Caribbean region.

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