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Election to AU Peace and Security Council an honour-President


Online Desk |  11 months ago | top


President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the African Union’s Election of Zimbabwe into the organisation’s Peace and Security Council is an honour that the country should be proud of, at a time when there are growing concerns over insurgencies in a number of countries. 

Speaking to Zimbabwean journalists after holding bilateral talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed and a Special Envoy of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of the 35th African Union Heads of State Ordinary Assembly that ended yesterday, President Mnangagwa called for thorough investigations on insurgencies that have occurred in five states on the continent. 

Meanwhile, The President stressed the need for Africa to be self reliant especially on the medical fraternity. 

This follows plans by the AU to set up a Pharmaceutical Plant to manufacture medicines on the continent to avoid over reliance. 

Zimbabwe is one of the countries canvassing to host the AU Centre for manufacturing medicines.