The first European Union delegation to visit Zimbabwe in seven years has said relations are "entering a new phase".

But officials said sanctions imposed on the country will not to be lifted.

The EU remains the main source of aid to Zimbabwe.

More than $800m has been given in humanitarian aid since 2002, when sanctions targeting President Robert Mugabe and his allies were imposed.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the capital, Harare.

Source: Al Jazeera.