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Mnangagwa Reiterates Commitment to AU, Calls for Strengthened Relations

Addis Ababa — President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in his first appearance to the African Union (AU) as president on Saturday reiterated Zimbabwe’s full commitment to the pan-African block.

Mnangagwa, who commended Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe as “a true pan-Africanist,” also called on AU and its member states for strengthened socioeconomic partnership.

Mnangagwa made the remarks during the New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s (NEPAD) meeting held on the sidelines of the 30th African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

“Zimbabwe proudly belongs to this big and happy family, the AU, and it pledges its commitment and readiness to remain fully engaged in all activities of the continent,” he stressed.

Mnangagwa further indicated his government’s readiness to work together with African countries through bilateral and multilateral partnerships.

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