President Mugabe meets EU delegation

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Harare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Saturday met the visiting European Union (EU) troika delegation.

The 14-member delegation, which was led by Swedish Minister of International Corporation Gunilla Carlsson and includes the Spanish Director General for Africa Carmen Delapena, met President Mugabe for an hour.

Mugabe said sanctions are hurting the people of Zimbabwe and stand as a major stumbling block towards the smooth operation of the inclusive government.

The Swedish Minister said the meeting marks the beginning of dialogue between the EU and Zimbabwe.

The delegation left for Bulawayo soon after meeting the President and are expected to be back in the capital.

The delegation has met the South African President Jacob Zuma and the issue of sanctions against Zimbabwe topped the discussion.