The EU does not have an Ambassador to Zimbabwe but does have a Head of Delegation. In a press statement on 16 February, the Head of the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe said: "Today, with the signature of the National Indicative Programme, we have made an important step in our cooperation with Zimbabwe. We look forward to work in all the strategic and important areas covered by this National Indicative Programme, with the aim to foster the political and economic reforms Zimbabwe is undertaking." In a separate interview and, we believe, speaking more conceptually about relationships rather than specifically about the current EU-Zimbabwe relationship, he is quoted as saying, "In a true partnership among equals, we may sometimes diverge in opinion and vision. But those divergences can be overcome through real, frank and open dialogue without taboos." We agree that reforms are necessary in Zimbabwe and that frank discussion should help their delivery.