miet smet.jpgThe president of the visiting Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA), Madam Miet Smet, has assured the nation that she will campaign for the country’s re-engagement with the EU, following the progress made by the inclusive government.

Speaking soon after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Parliament of Zimbabwe and AWEPA, Madam Smet expressed optimism in the re-engagement process between Zimbabwe and the EU.

 

“The European countries, especially the English speaking countries, are closely monitoring the progress in Zimbabwe and I must say I will do all I can to ensure an enhancement of cooperation between the EU states and Zimbabwe,” she said.

 

Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Lovemore Moyo, hailed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the AWEPA team, saying the development will enhance the operations of Zimbabwe’s  parliament.

 

“This is an historic moment for Zimbabwe. The MOU shall be taken as a stepping stone in normalising the relationships between Europe and Africa at large in an endeavor to enhance development,” he said.

 

The MOU that has a 5-year life span, shall see the Parliament of Zimbabwe being assisted in capacity building through training of administrative staff in public outreach activities, gender mainstreaming, conflict resolution and prevention, among other areas.