The European Union (EU) and the Government of Zimbabwe have signed two financial agreements amounting to €47 million under the Zimbabwe-European Union Cooperation.
€41 million will go towards improving health outcomes for the population of Zimbabwe while €6 million will go towards support for the Zimbabwean electoral process.
This was said by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube while addressing the media at the signing ceremony in Harare on Monday morning. He said:
“Today marks another historic milestone in the relationship between the Government of Zimbabwe and the European Union, through the signature of two financing agreements on improving health outcomes for the population of Zimbabwe, and support to the Zimbabwean electoral process.”
The two financial agreements constitute the 2022 Annual Action Plan for the support to Zimbabwe under the 2021- 2027 Multi-Annual Indicative Programme.
EU Ambassador Jobst von Kirchmann said peaceful elections will be key in creating an environment conducive to national development. He said:
Peaceful elections will be one of the key elements that will allow Zimbabwe to create a prosperous environment to make the national development strategy a reality.
Health is a fundamental human right in terms of the constitution of Zimbabwe, and the European Union is today proud to contribute to the realisation of that right.