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Denmark signs $72m grant to Palestine

The Palestinian Government and Denmark signed a partnership agreement worth $72 million to support agriculture, local government, and civil society sectors in Palestine, 24 September 2021 [PalestinePMO/Twitter]

Denmark has provided Palestine with a  $72 million grant to support its efforts to reach independence. The funds will be spent on local government, agriculture, civil society and in other fields. Palestinian Authority (PA) Minister of Finance, Shukri Bishara, and Denmark's Representative to Palestine, Ketil Karlsen, signed the deal today in Ramallah, during which PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh was also in attendance along with the ministers of agriculture and local government. Shtayyeh praised Denmark for its "very generous" aid. "We are grateful for the spirit of partnership between Palestine and Denmark," Shtayyeh said, adding that this is not the first assistance, but "is a process of partnership for peace and justice and development to alleviate poverty and unemployment and […]

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