by Elijah Chihota
Rwandan President and African Union (AU) Chairperson, Paul Kagame has spoken very highly of Zimbabwe and expressed the need for the international community to take a central role in assisting the southern African country to find its economic footing.
Addressing the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit, Kagame noted the progress made in Zimbabwe so far since the advent of the new dispensation.
“In Zimbabwe as well, the next stages on the county’s path of progress warrant steady encouragement from the international community,” said the Rwandese president.
He pointed out that both the African continent and regional economic communities were moving towards productive co-operation.
“But times are changing rapidly, and so the management of Africa’s global position must also change. The trend on our continent is toward closer and more productive co-operation, both through the African Union and our Regional Economic Communities,” said President Kagame.
Since the coming into office of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 24 November 2017 and after the 30 July harmonised elections, he has been stressing the re-engagement policy. President Mnangagwa visited SADC countries as well as the Middle East and Asia selling his policies which includes the Zimbabwe is open for business strategy.
On the sidelines of the ongoing UNGA Summit, President Mnangagwa held meetings with potential investors and Zimbabweans in the diaspora with a view to share investment opportunities which are open in Zimbabwe.