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Netherlands hands Samoa monetary gift for SIDS
Island business

The Ambassador of Netherlands, Arie Cornells Van Der Wiel announced that a gift of €50,000 ($170,000 tala) from the Dutch Government would be given to the Government of Samoa to assist the Government of Samoa in the preparation for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States that will be held from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa.

Van Der Wiel said, “This financial contribution is on top of an amount of €300,000 already made available by my government last year to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs to help participating SIDS members with their travel and accommodation costs for the conference.”

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