Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa visits Angolan President
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the President of Zimbabwe is today, Friday 12 January, 2018 set to visit his regional counterpart, the President of Angola. According to the sources, this is the second of Mnangagwa’s foreign visits since he assumed office in November last year.
President Mnangagwa’s visit to Angola was confirmed by George Charamba, the Zimbabwe Presidential spokesperson, who reportedly said that the two Presidents’ meeting was part of a diplomatic offensive being undertaken by the new government to interact and keep them abreast with political developments in Zimbabwe.
‘As you may be aware, the President is interacting with regional leaders and we have been to South Africa, today we are in Angola, then he shall fly to Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique, among other countries. The visits shall be placed in such a manner which does not inconvenience office work as well as other engagements,’ Charamba informed.
The Presidential spokesperson also revealed that the two Presidents were also set to discuss various ways to strengthen relations and co-operation in areas of commonality such as security, energy and extractive mining.
Angola’s new leader, João Lourenço, who took over from José Eduardo dos Santos last year, and Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Zimbabwean new President who took over in November last year in a military coup that saw to the ouster of the former President, Robert Mugabe, will for the first time in their new positions meet and have interactions for the betterment of both the countries.
President Mnangagwa is said to will spend just a day, on a visit to Angola.
Reporter: Shamilah Namuddu