Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Lieutenant-General (Retired) Sibusiso Moyo has said that the country is currently negotiating to rejoin the Commonwealth. This follows reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa formally informed the British government that Zimbabwe would rejoin the Commonwealth this year during the visit of United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Africa, Harriet Baldwin in February.
The current position is that there are no impediments whatsoever as to why Zimbabwe would be averse to rejoining the Commonwealth.
In fact, the process at the moment is that there are necessary processes and consultations taking place, which should inform the Executive so that the process of rejoining the Commonwealth can be undertaken.
It was a resolution which was taken, particularly at a Zanu PF conference, and it informed government then, and it was as a result of that there were disagreements between issues of certain values to the Commonwealth and the priorities of national interest as a country. The country then withdrew itself from the Commonwealth after its suspension,