President Mnangagwa in high level engagements

09 Dec, 2022 - 07:12 0 Views
President Mnangagwa in high level engagements File picture: President Mnangagwa with African Development Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina

The Herald

Hebert Zharare in Luanda, Angola

President Mnangagwa is today expected to have high profile meetings with some dignitaries here,  including the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, who has agreed to help Zimbabwe restructure her debt, working together with other partners.

He is also meeting Commonwealth Secretary General, Ms Patricia Scotland.

President Mnangagwa’s administration has already started moves to rejoin the Commonwealth as part of its great grand plan of engagement and re-engagement after the country left the organisation during the First Republic.

The  President, in his recent meeting in Harare with Dr Adesina, expressed a strong commitment to work with the bank and other partners to resolve the country’s debt issues.

He is also expected to have more high-profile meetings on the sidelines of the ongoing Organisation of African Carribean Pacific Summit.

The President, who was in Equatorial Guinea attending President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo’s inauguration on yesterday, arrived here last night.

He was received by Zimbabwe Ambassador to Angola, Retired Major General Thando Madzvamuse and other Zimbabwean officials.

Zimbabwe owes US$13,5billion to multilateral financial institutions, bilateral partners, and other creditors.

In his meeting in Harare, President Mnangagwa thanked Dr Adesina for agreeing to be the champion for the arrears clearance and debt resolution process.

He also commended the African financial institution for standing by Zimbabwe through difficult circumstances.

The Luanda Summit, according to sources, will also discuss many issues among them sustainable funding of the organisation.

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