|US keen to normalise relations|
|Saturday, 28 July 2012 00:00|
Zvamaida Murwira Herald Reporter
Former Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to China, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa said the US had realised that dis-engagement with Harare would adversely affect its economic interest.
Ambassador Mutsvangwa, who was in the US on official business for the past two weeks, said this yesterday while delivering a lecture at Harare Polytechnic during a business symposium organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union.
“They want to get engaged with Zimbabwe again. They said they wanted to find a way of dropping sanctions,” he said.
Ambassador Mutsvangwa said he had interacted with some Government officials who expressed their eagerness to have the embargo lifted.
He said should the sanctions be lifted, it would be one of many victories for Zimbabwe against imperialist forces. Zimbabwe, he said, not only won the liberation struggle but also won the battle to regain its land that had been taken by whites.
“Things like human rights, democracy are just an expression of opportunities,” he said.
He lauded President Mugabe for opening up opportunities for the empowerment of indigenes.
On the final constitutional draft, Mr Chiyangwa advised the youth to be guided by Zanu-PF’s decision.
“The Zanu-PF Politburo is deliberating on the draft constitution. It is supposed to make a decision as leadership and we should respect that decision,” he said.