NGOs keep Zimbabwe in Europes sights

morgan_rtsvangiraiHARARE As Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai concluded the first phase of his European diplomatic initiative and headed for the United States, Zimbabwean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) remained in Europe to lobby governments.

(Pictured: Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai)


The NGO delegates said their objective was to define priorities for aid and keep Zimbabwe on the radar of the European Union ahead of Spains presidency in 2010. ??
Represented on the delegation are the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, the Crisis in Zimbabwe coalition, the NGO Human Rights Forum and the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations.

The NGOs launched their five-day tour on Sunday in The Netherlands, moving on to Spain, Sweden, Germany and Belgium. ??
Crisis In Zimbabwe Coalition Chairman Macdonald Lewanika said the delegation was promoting humanitarian aid and democratic reform as priorities and trying to boost Spanish awareness of Zimbabwean issues.

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