Signing Ceremony for 2011 Global Summit

The Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Soraya Rodriguez signed the official agreement between the Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation (AECI) and the RESULTS Educational Fund. Spain is the second largest bilateral donor to international microfinance. The signing was presided over by Queen Sofia, the honorary co-chair of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. She emphasized her belief that the Global Summit in 2011 will have a positive impact, improve the microfinance field, and help acheive the Millennium Development Goals. Queen Sofia said that she hoped that the Global Summit will become a landmark in the economic and social development of the poor. The 2011 Global Summit in Valladoid, Spain is expected to bring together over 2,000 delegates, from over a hundred countries.
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