Local Governance

Let us stand shoulder to shoulder, President Mnangagwa advises Diplomats


By Shadreck Gurenje

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has advised the diplomatic corps to stand shoulder to shoulder as responsive and true partners to achieve sustainable development for the betterment of citizens.
He also invited the diplomatic community to continue to facilitate trade and investment to Zimbabwe.

Speaking at the New Year greetings to the diplomatic corps, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe welcomes the support and exchange of knowledge and looks forward to working closely with other countries as it strengthens multilateralism.

“We welcome further support and the exchange of knowledge as we strive together towards building responsible global citizens for greater peace and global cooperation. In doing so it is however of sovereign equality, territorial integrity and our respective national values and interests.

“Zimbabwe stands ready to effectively play its part at the United Nations, African Union, and within SADC, towards enhancing our collective global and regional aspirations. We thus look forward to working closely with all of our respective countries as we strengthen multilateralism, which is an effective and sustainable way of ending present global threats such as terrorism and also achieving peace and prosperity for all,” said President Mnangagwa.

The President also said his administration remains committed to honour instruments and agreements entered into by stakeholders in business and cooperating partners which include the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPPAs).

He also assured the Diplomats that government remains bold and strong in its obligation to defend constitutionalism, respecting the rule of law and entrenching democracy in all its facets.

Since the advent of the New Dispensation Zimbabwe continues to deepen engagement with countries across the globe for the mutual and collective good of the people and economies.