A Switzerland delegation led by the Swiss Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Niculin Jagger has paid a courtesy call to the newly elected Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda at the Parliament Building in Harare where they promised to strengthen bilateral relations with Zimbabwe.

Advocate Mudenda acknowledged the support Switzerland is giving in strengthening the democratic and national building initiatives in Zimbabwe.

“Switzerland is providing assistance in humanitarian and health programmes and they are also capacitating the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC),” said Advocate Mudenda.

Ambassador Jagger pledged to continue supporting Zimbabwe’s political and reform agenda.

“Zimbabwe’s revival under the new administration is notable, hence our utmost commitment to expand our technical support to the country’s institutional capacity including the works of parliament,” he said.

Advocate Mudenda added that parliament will continue to exercise its oversight role over the executive to ensure that there is prudent management of public resources. 

The National Assembly Speaker also said Zimbabwe will gain immensely from its relationship with Switzerland as it pursues devolution as the European nation’s federal system of governance is one of the best and most efficient on the globe.