Minister of International Development, Erik Solheim, says Norway will provide aid to Zimbabwe beyond the NOK 58 million allocated to the African nation in May.

Solheim says Tsvangirai and his MDC party in the new government have contributed to a completely different climate in Zimbabwe.

– People are breathing more freely, even though they are still facing enormous difficulties, as well as a daily fight for democratic rights, Solheim says.

Tuesday evening, Foreign Minister Stoere hosted a dinner in honour of Prime Minister Tsvangirai.