United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Zimbabwe has an opportunity to set itself on a new path and said that the US was concerned about the current political situation in the country.
I know all of us are following very closely the events in Zimbabwe and they are a concern to I know each of you. They are a concern to us as well, and we all should work together for a quick return to civilian rule in that country in accordance with their constitution. Zimbabwe has an opportunity to set itself on a new path – one that must include democratic elections and respect for human rights. Ultimately, the people of Zimbabwe must choose their government.
Tillerson was speaking at a ministerial meeting on trade, security, and governance in Africa in Washington DC. He urged delegates to discuss concrete ways that the US could help Zimbabwe through the transition.