February 7, 2021

Zimbabwe on AU reforms

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ZTN Reporter

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa is backing African Union reforms, which include sustainable funding for the bloc.

Addressing the 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, being held virtually, President Mnangagwa said, “The new structure has proved its mettle with the meetings of the extended Bureau of the Assembly and Heads of Regional Economic Communities being instrumental in the continent’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

He said the 54-member bloc should remain focused to attain Agenda 2063.

“Going forward, the need to stay the course on this reform process as we pursue our Agenda 2063 of ‘The Africa we want’ must remain a priority.

“Finally, Zimbabwe remains fully committed to the successful implementation of the reforms . I wish to assure President Paul Kagame of my full support as he continues to steer the institutional reform process of our continental body, the AU.”

The two-day summit saw South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hand over the AU chairmanship to Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The summit ends on Sunday.

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