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Trump foreign aid cuts counter global development goals: EU

The European Union's international development chief is warning that President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts to humanitarian aid go against the global development goals the United States committed to in 2015.

The EU commissioner for international cooperation and development, Neven Mimica, told The Associated Press on Friday that any cut or withdrawal of funds from development assistance projects counters the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted at the United Nations.

Mimica was responding to a question about Trump's budget proposal, which requires Congress' approval. He added that "the EU, however, shall do its best to be the best donor in the world."

He was in Ethiopia's capital to announce 165 million euros ($177 million) of support for Somalia and South Sudan, which are suffering from drought and famine.