Zim unveils new foreign policy thrust

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ZIMBABWE’S President Emmerson Mnangagwa says dialogue will be at the centre of his Government’s foreign policy thrust.

Speaking at an anti –sanctions day rally, held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Friday, President Mnangagwa said that Zimbabwe believes in peaceful co-existence with all nations of the world.

The Southern African Development Community introduced the anti-sanctions day to push the United States into lifting an economic embargo it slapped on Harare.

Washington, however, says the sanctions are targeted and will only be lifted after “full implementation of reforms.”

But President Mnangagwa reiterated that his administration was instituting political and economic reforms on its own volition and for its own benefit.

“We are opening up both our political and economic space,” he said.

“Under my leadership constitutionalism, democracy, rule of law, transparency, accountability and the inalienable human rights of all citizens shall continue to be the hallmark of this great country.

“The culture of dialogue, peaceful resolution of disputes and the acceptance of divergent views will continue to be inculcated among our people.

“Today we stand with our arms outstretched to all countries of the world, for mutually beneficial partnerships that improve the lives of our people.”

See more on this story and more in this edition of ZTN News Blitz – October 25, 2019 Afternoon