No Dutch money for Zimbabwe

The Netherlands will not give any development aid to the Zimbabwe government until the country takes steps to improve human rights and freedom of the press, aid minister Bert Koenders told Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday.

But the Netherlands will continue to provide emergency support to the general population, Koenders said.
Tsvangirai will hold talks with prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende and foreign minister Maxime Verhagen on Monday before heading to the US.
In an interview with Nos tv, Tsvangirai said his country was making improvements and he hoped Koenders would eventually change his mind.

Click here for the interview.

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