Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Minister Promises To Continue With Re-engagement

Harare- Newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Dr. Frederick Shava has promised to continue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa vision of working with the international community.

Speaking soon after his swearing in at State House in Harare, Shava vowed to continue with the government re-engagement process.

“I will continue with pronouncements made by the President at the inception of the new dispensation that Zimbabwe would like to be a friend of all and an enemy of none, and in pursuit to that we are going to try our best to reaffirm our friendship with our all-weather friends’ countries that never left us even at the height of our problems with the international community so we are going to do that reaffirmation.

“We are going to engage new countries who may not have supported us in the past but whom we want to support us now and we are going to re-engage countries who may have been disgruntled at the onset of our land reform programme which led to various sanctions by various institutions and we are going to talk to them again.

“We are going to consolidate all these positions in order to improve our trade possibilities, our export possibilities and generally our international trade. We are going to work hard to make sure that we have visibility in sub-regional and regional organisations especially those to do with trade and in terms of Zimbabwe’s potential for export and industrial advancement,” Shava said.

Dr. Shava replaces the late Lieutenant General (Rtd) Sibusiso Moyo who succumbed to Covid-19 in January