President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned from New York where he attended the 74th Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Friday night and was welcomed by Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Minister of State Security Owen Ncube, and other senior government officials.
Speaking to State media on arrival at the RGMI Airport, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo described the visit as a success. He said:
This was again one of the major successes scored by Zimbabwe. The whole UN agenda was to review the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and these were found to be important that they must be enacted within the strategic plan of member countries.
… the second point is that we managed to communicate the fact that Zimbabwe was now a going concern emanating from a very dilapidated background which was characterised by isolation to a major reform with both political and legislative reforms.
Above all the President managed to continue with his programme of re-engagement particularly with different communities.
He met Americans not only from a political perspective but business, Americans who were actually committed.
He addressed business meetings where he would have been invited, this is why a lot of businesspeople were questioning the relevance of sanctions, why sanctions are still there yet there are opportunities which could be benefitted by corporates.