Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa leaves for United Nations

September 21, 2019
Mnangagwa leaves for United Nations | Report Focus News
President Emmerson Mnangagwa briefing the Zimbabwe Business Club in Harare, Zimbabwe on Thursday, January 18 2018. Pic: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday left for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York where he is expected to advance his government’s engagement and re-engagement policy which has seen Zimbabwe being re-embraced by the wider world after almost two decades of isolation.

In New York, Mnangagwa is expected to meet, on the sidelines of the UNGA, some of the leaders of global capital to market Zimbabwe’s investment opportunities, and woo them to the country, Zimbabwe’s news agency New Ziana reported.

Last year, he met several of them when he attended the UNGA, and made presentations on Zimbabwe’s reforms as well as investment opportunities.

He is also expected to take the opportunity to draw the world’s attention to the debilitating effects that Western sanctions have had, and are still having on the economy.