The African Union has issued a statement calling for the immediate removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe by Western powers.
The statement was issued on Friday when many African countries held activities to show their support on the removal of the sanctions.
Read the full statement below:
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki calls for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on the Republic of Zimbabwe in continuity of his call during his visit to Zimbabwe from 18-20 February 2018, and in support of today’s communiqué of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on this issue.
The Chairperson rieterates his concerns that the persistance of economic sanctions imposed by the international community, continue to have negative impact on the economy and the people of Zimbabwe. In this regard, he expressed his determination and that of the various relevant Organs of the Union to continue to mobilize support for the country’s recovery efforts.
The Chairperson commends the government of Zimbabwe for its efforts to create a conducive environment for economic growth and assures the government and people of Zimbabwe of the continued support of the African Union towards the country’s road to peace and prosperity for all its citizens.
Spokesperson to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission