Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Peter Eriksson travels to Tanzania and Mozambique


Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, is travelling to Tanzania and Mozambique on 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 his visit, Mr Eriksson 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. 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, 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.


Press contact

Hanna Hessling
Press Secretary to Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00