EU allocates €19.5m to supply Egyptian defence ministry
As part of an €80m aid programme, the EU has committed to help the Egyptian armed forces prevent illegal immigration. France is playing a major role in this partnership.
The military contingents of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon deployed within the Multinational Joint Task Force are to receive a dozen intelligence-gathering drones from the French firm Delair. The project is being overseen by Coginta, an NGO active in supporting security initiatives in West Africa.
The Belgian company Transtec and the firm PwC have been chosen to carry out partnership and twinning projects between Algerian and European institutions, yet the Algeria-EU Association Agreement is barely being applied.