Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe Sofia Calltorp revealed that her country has approved a $165 million development assistance to Zimbabwe over the next 5 years. She revealed this when she met Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko. Said Ambassador Calltorp to VP Mphoko:
I have very good news to announce to you today that the Swedish Government this morning decided on a new five-year development cooperation programme for Zimbabwe.
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I look forward to working here during my tenure to strengthen cooperation between our countries in various fields.
We will work in three areas, the first one is democracy, human rights and rule of law, the second one is health and the third one is environment and climate.
We have long history of friendship between Sweden and people of Zimbabwe and I look forward to working in all areas to enhance that friendship and work together for the prosperous development of this country.