Minister Eriksson visits Tanzania and Mozambique

Minister Eriksson is greeted by residents of rural Tanzania

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is on a visit to Tanzania and Mozambique from 19–24 May.

Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence.

During the visit, he will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, human rights defenders, civil society organisations and multilateral actors.

In Tanzania, Mr Eriksson will visit a number of cooperation projects targeting issues such as human rights, agricultural development, renewable energy and education.

Eriksson visits Randilen Wildlife Management Area, where communities are managing the land so that people, livestock and wildlife can co-exist

Focus will be on discussing developments in the area of democracy and human rights, the economic outlook, and natural resource management and biodiversity.

In Mozambique, Mr Eriksson will first visit Maputo,the capital, then travel to Beira, where focus will be on humanitarian efforts following cyclone Idai and reconstruction of the region.

Climate and environmental issues, and enhanced resilience in the event of natural disasters will also be addressed.


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