Zim is friend to all and enemy to none: President

Staff Reporter

President Mnangagwa has reiterated that Zimbabwe was a peace loving country that harbours no ambition to be an enemy to any State.

Speaking at the  at the General Debate of the 77th  Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, America, yesterday, President Mnangagwa said that Zimbabwe had adopted an Engagement and Re-engagement Policy underpinned by the principles of mutual understanding and respect with other nations.

“At the international level, Zimbabwe has adopted an Engagement and Re-engagement Policy. This Policy is underpinned by the principles of mutual understanding and respect, cooperation, partnership and shared values with other members of the international community. We desire to be a friend to all and an enemy to none,” said President Mnangagwa.

The President further told the UNGA General Session that the illegal sanctions imposed by the West were affecting ordinary citizens and called for the immediate removal of the embargos.

“Notwithstanding our success, the on-going deleterious effects of the illegal sanctions continue to hamper and slow down our progress and the realisation of sustainable and inclusive development.

“Zimbabwe is a peace loving country. We remain indebted to the SADC region and the African Union, as well as other progressive members in the community of nations for their unwavering support and calls for the removal of these unwarranted and unjustified sanctions. We once again call for their immediate and unconditional removal,” added President Mnangagwa.

The President added that Zimbabwe had welcomed the findings of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights, who visited Zimbabwe last year.

Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa appealed to the United Nations to render the requisite support to Southern Africa region as it tackles issues of insecurity and terrorist insurgency in Northern parts of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique.