British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Melanie Robinson has revealed that Britain is backing various political and economic reforms Zimbabwe recently adopted.
Speaking after meeting with Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu at his Zanu-PF Headquarters offices in Harare, Robinson said:
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We had a good opportunity to discuss the UK-Zimbabwe relationship and I was able to assure the chairman (read Secretary for Administration) of the UK’s commitment to seeing Zimbabwe succeed and our desire to see Zimbabwe along its pathway to a more prosperous, peaceful and democratic future.
I was able to express our support for the reforms the President has laid out on the economic and political side and that those reforms are meaningful and sustained and to say the more Zimbabwe is able to reform, the more the UK is able to engage and support that reform process. We had a very productive discussion around those issues.
Mpofu also said that the discussions that were centred on the reform agenda were essential in ironing out issues between the two jurisdictions. He said:
The discussion we had this morning revolved around reforms; constitutional reforms, the land policy, the Motlanthe Commission, economic issues to do with the sanctions, the issues to do with our currency and other related issues.
But I can assure you that the meeting was very helpful in terms of issues topical between us. On the issue of the Commonwealth, the ambassador spoke strongly about the need for Zimbabwe to go back to the Commonwealth.
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