President to attend AU summit

Online Desk |  11 months ago | top

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to attend African Union's 35th ordinary session of the assembly of heads of state and government meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this weekend. 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Ambassador Frederick Shava is already in Ethiopia to attend the preceding meetings whose recommendations will be presented to the African leaders. 

Minister Shava is today attending the Ministerial session of the 40th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council that began yesterday. 

The summit is running under the theme, '' Building resilience in nutrition & food security on the African continent: strengthen agriculture, accelerate the human capital, social development.''

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs and International Trade deputy Minister Dr David Musabayana is in Ghana where he met his counterpart and discussed the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). 

The AfCFTA aims at accelerating intra-African trade and boosting the continent's trading position in the global market, by strengthening its common voice and policy space, in global trade negotiations. 

This comes as Zimbabwe aims to attain an Upper-Middle-Income Status by 2030.