Govt Bemoans US Sanctions Renewal
The government has bemoaned the United States of America’s decision to renew sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo issued a statement which reads in part:
Sanctions in any form are coercive, harsh and detrimental to any intended objective and should not have a place in contemporary diplomatic relations or discourse.
[They] affect the poor and worsen the economic conditions they are intended to correct…..they should be removed as they are inhumane and an unnecessary setback to efforts to improve relations between nations.
The government of Zimbabwe reiterates once more that the renewal of sanctions on the country is tantamount to a political agenda setting and contrary to the spirit of re-engagement, the pillar of the otherwise thawing relations between the USA administration under President Trump and the new political dispensation in Zimbabwe under President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In maintaining the sanctions, the USA has lost a rare opportunity to demonstrate its goodwill in normalising our relations.