By Rutendo Jiri
America is ready to help Zimbabwe’s New Dispensation achieve an upper-middle income economy status by 2030, said a top US official.
Tibor Nagy, the United States of America’s Assistant Secretary, Bereau of African Affairs, in a virtual meeting with Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debate said, Zimbabwe has the potential to become an upper-middle income economy by 2030.
Ambassador Nagy said that America is ready to provide Zimbabwe with a platform to market itself and attract Western investors into its diverse economic activities.
“Zimbabwe, of all countries in Africa has the greatest potential to move very quickly to middle income status. I could work with your embassy to organize an investment fair in the United States for Zimbabwe. I would like to be a cheerleader for Zimbabwe with American businesses,” he said.
During the meeting, Minister Moyo welcomed the initiative by his counterpart and encouraged Ambassador Nagy and his government to recognize the re-engagement efforts, economic and political reforms implemented by the New Dispensation.
“The important thing is that we keep the dialogue going and that we avoid mediated dialogue to the best interests of both Zimbabwe and the United States,” he said.
Minister Moyo was encouraged by his counterpart to continue with the diplomacy of dialogue between Zimbabwe and the rest of the world.
The renewed interest by America to invest in the country is a testimony of the success of the New Dispensations’ re-engagement efforts.
For over two decades, Zimbabwe has been isolated from international business owing to illegally imposed sanctions by Britain and America.
The New Dispensation continues to make concerted efforts to have the sanctions removed and enjoy cordial relations with some of the world’s super powers.