Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for greater cooperation with countries around the world.

The president made the remarks during a New Year reception he held for members of the diplomatic community in the country.

“We have declared 2020 as the year for productivity and trade. Hence I invite you to strengthen your respective partnerships and collaborations with us as we seek to consolidate our democracy, as well as transform, industrialize, and modernize our economy,” Mnangagwa said.

He said a peaceful, united, democratic, stable and economically prosperous Zimbabwe was of greater benefit to the people of Zimbabwe and the broader global community.

“Let us together, explore ways of boosting trade during the year through greater focus on economic diplomacy between and among ourselves, towards a shared future and achieving development which leaves no one behind,” he added.

He said despite registering negative growth in 2019, Zimbabwe was confident of achieving positive economic growth in 2020.

He said Zimbabwe was determined to soldier on in implementing political and economic reforms for the benefit of its people. Enditem

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