Zim Govt Policies and Mantras resonate with Global developmental theme
Brian Rungano Temba
Zimbabwe has always championed inclusivity, making it a well know fact that it is open for business and regards itself as friend to everyone and enemy to non. This has been the axis on which all engagement and re-engagement has been done internationally and locally in order to make sure no-one and no place is left behind.
These notions were in the core of the message by Ambassador Albert Chimbindi, Zimbabwe’s Head of Delegation to the Third South Summit who delivered a statement where he welcomed the timely theme of the Summit of “Leaving no one behind.”
“The theme similar to Zimbabwe’s mantra, reflects the inclusive and all-encompassing approach of the Group that has become a formidable force through which people from the South collectively confront numerous challenges.
“This Summit is an important opportunity for people of the South to amplify the voice of the marginalized sections of the international community,” said Amb Chimbindi.
He reiterated that the Group should go beyond rhetoric and adopt concrete action to redress and reform the skewed global governance and financial architecture to achieve shared development and economic prosperity for all peoples.
Ambassador Chimbindi also reaffirmed Zimbabwe’s commitment to the ideals of the Group and said Zimbabwe stands ready to partner with other countries of the South in their shared endeavor for inclusive and equitable development.
“This is in line with the country’s foreign policy thrust of Reaffirmation, Engagement, and Re-engagement. Zimbabwe aspires to be a friend to all and an adversary to none!,” he added.
The Third South Summit of the Group of 77 and China (21-22 January 2024) in Kampala, Uganda, started yesterday morning. Zimbabwe’s delegation is headed by Ambassador Albert Chimbindi who is currently the Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations in New York.