The Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Her Excellency, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, has reiterated SADC’s call for the international community to lift the illegal socioeconomic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.
Lawrence Tax said this during a meeting with the Charge d ‘Affairs of the Embassy of the United States of America in Botswana Ms Kali C. Jones.
Details of the meeting were revealed on SADC’s website. Part of the report reads as follows:
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H.E. Dr Tax reiterated SADC’s call for the international community to lift socioeconomic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe which, she said, continue to deny Zimbabwe access to finance from Multilateral Financial Institutions and Private Financed Institutions and Capital Markets to support the country’s development agenda. On this point, H.E. Dr Tax added that the economic sanctions have led to limited private sector investment into the country.
The SADC Executive Secretary was accompanied by the SADC Deputy Executive Secretary for Corporate Affairs, Ambassador Joseph Nourrice, Mr Habib Kambanga, Head of Regional Early Warning Centre (REWC), Representing the Director of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Affairs. The Charge d’ Affairs was accompanied by Ms Elizabeth C. O’Rourke, Political Officer at the US Embassy in Botswana.