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Report of the delegation of the Development Committee of the European
Parliament to Zimbabwe (29 April - 3 May 2013)
Neuser, European Parliament
July 03, 2013
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decision by DEVE Coordinators on 10 October 2012 and subsequent
authorisation by the Bureau of the European Parliament on 4 February
2013, a delegation of the Committee on Development visited Zimbabwe
from 29 April to 3 May 2013.
The terms of
reference for this visit were as follows:
is a part of the overall re-engagement process. The progress made
towards the implementation of the Global Political Agreement has
allowed the EU to work directly with the Government of National
Unity to develop new assistance programmes. The purpose of the visit
is to get a better overview and update of the government priorities,
needs of the population and existing aid programmes in view of the
programming and preparation of the Country Strategy Paper for EU
cooperation with Zimbabwe in the framework of the 11th European
Development Fund (2014-2020). Special interest lies in food security
and agriculture, health and the energy sector."
of the delegation were:
- Mr Norbert
Neuser (Head of Delegation, S&D)
- Mr Filip
- Ms Judith
Sargentini (Greens / EFA)
was accompanied by Ms Kadri Paris and Ms Pascale Canart of the DEVE
Details of the
programme of visit s are given in the annex. The work of the delegation
also included a field trip to the St Albert's Mission Hospital and
to the Mazowe agricultural project, which both receive EU funding.
would like to express its gratitude to Ambassador Aldo Dell’Ariccia,
Head of the EU Delegation in Harare and his staff, in particular
Carl Skau, Emilio Rossetti, Jorge Pereiro Pinon, Liesl Inglis, Paolo
Barduagni, Chipo Ciwara and EEAS Zimbabwe desk officer Marilyn Josefson.
They were instrumental in the organisation of the programme, in
giving logistical support and in providing exceptional advice to
the delegation in preparation and during its work in Harare.
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