Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo welcomed the United States of America’s invitation of Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the United States, Ammon Mutembwa, to attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday.
He also hopes that the gesture signifies the thawing of relations between the two countries. Said Moyo:
You are aware that we have been on a re-engagement and rapprochement offensive and that re-engagement process starts from a political level, particularly with those countries which have had negative position against us. But, we are reasserting our friendship with those who have been our friends first and that is the East and we are proceeding to re-engage Europe. You recall that there are no differences between the American people and the Zimbabwean people in general. It has been some specific administrations which at the time in UK was Tony Blair and there was George (W) Bush in the US.