Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Sibusiso Moyo has condemned sanctions on Zimbabwe. Moyo said sanctions only affect the poor and worsen the economic conditions they are intended to correct.
His comment on Twitter comes after the United States extended sanctions on the southern African country by one year. Moyo said Government is committed to restore Zimbabwe’s former glory despite the sanctions. Said Moyo:
Sanctions in any form are coercive, harsh and detrimental to any intended objective and should not have a place in contemporary diplomatic relations or discourse. They affect the poor and worsen the economic conditions they are intended to correct…..they should be removed. The government of Zimbabwe is fully determined to restore the country to its former glory in spite of hurdles that these sanctions put in the path of those efforts. Zimbabwe has set itself a formidable trajectory that will take it to a new destiny of economic prosperity.