MP promises increased foreign aid
Bondevik wants to increase the foreign aid with NOK 1 billion (USD 147 million) as the cabinet presents it new white paper about Norwegian foreign aid Friday.
«Norway should increase to one percent of gross national product (GNP) in foreign aid,» said Bondevik, Christian Democrat (KrF), to the Norwegian daily Aftenposten.
According to the papers calculations, it will demand about a one billion Norwegian krone (USD 147) to reach Bondeviks goal. The Prime Minister did not comment on how long the government would use to reach this goal.
Norway is currently among the countries in the world which use the most money on foreign aid, equalling 0.94 percent of GNP.
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