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Monday, 11 April 2016

Tanzania: EU - We Haven't Suspended Aid

The European Union (EU) has not made any decision to suspend financial aid to Tanzania, stressing that it is not the objective of the politico-economic union of 28 member states to cut support for the African country's progress. "We are not happy with what happened in Zanzibar. But as members of the EU, we have not reached a decision to suspend aid to Tanzania," the Head of the EU Delegation in Tanzania, Ambassador Roeland van de Geer, told the 'Daily News' in an interview. He added that according to his understanding, even the recent decision by the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to suspend its financial support to Tanzania did not mean that the US will not support the country in other areas. The envoy pointed to the fact that the EU recognises Tanzania's enviable reputation on upholding democracy, noting that it was significant for the nation to maintain the status.

Source: allafrica.com