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Spain’s Queen Letizia begins visit to Mauritania

Nuakchot, Jun 1 (EFE).- Spain’s Queen Letizia on Wednesday began a visit to Mauritania with a tour of Spanish development programs in the fields of health, food security and women’s rights.

Letizia, wife of Spain’s King Felipe VI, joined workers from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Aecid), which oversees some 30 projects in the northwest African nation.

Between 2014 and 2020, Spain allocated some 52.4 million euros (roughly $56 million) in development aid to Mauritania, one of the poorest nations in the world.

Aecid’s technical office has been based in the capital Nouakchott since 1998.

Following her visit to that office, Letizia visited a fish distribution center accompanied by Mauritania’s first lady Mariem Fadel Dah, the wife of president Mohamed Ould Ghazouani. EFE


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