The European Union has pledged 80 million dollars to Gambia's new government. This comes two years after suspending aid due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh. The EU says the funding will be used to increase food security, rebuild roads and create jobs. Neven Mimica -- the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development has also met with President Adama Barrow in Banjul. His visit is seen as a clear signal of the bloc's readiness to provide immediate financial and technical support to the democratic process in Gambia.