While the Zimbabwe government says dialogue is set to resume soon and that both sides are working on their commitment plans, the EU is singing a different tune, blaming the Zimbabwe government for lack of progress.

The official Herald newspaper reported on Thursday that Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Regional Integration and International Co-operation Minister Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga have said in separate interviews that there has been movement towards the resumption of the talks in Harare.

However, the Swedish Embassy in Harare has claimed the talks are at a standstill, blaming the Zimbabwe government for lack of progress. Sweden is the current EU president.

"There is movement in the sense that both sides are working on their commitment plans and will soon meet to discuss issues," Mumbengegwi said.