Namibia’s government has welcomed the lifting of sanctions on Feb. 17 imposed by the European Union on Zimbabwe’s senior officials, including the vice president, Constantino Chiwenga.
Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, Executive Director of Namibia’s Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, on Monday welcomed the move and called for further action.
“The government of Namibia calls on the European Union to lift the remaining sanctions and constructively engage with government and people of Zimbabwe to implement the necessary economic reforms in the best interest of Zimbabwe and SADC(Southern African Development Community) sub-region,” she added.
Namibia has consistently maintained that the sanctions, although euphemistically described by the EU as ‘targeted’, were illegal and had a detrimental, negative impact on the economy of Zimbabwe, and the SADC region, she said. Enditem