President Emmerson Mnangagwa had a meeting with Commonwealth secretary-general, Patricia Scotland on Monday evening in New York, United States of America. The meeting centred around the steps Zimbabwe has to take to be readmitted to the organisation.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74). Speaking after meeting President Mnangagwa, Scotland said:
We had a very good discussion. We were looking at issues that were still outstanding, you know there is a process and the process is underway.
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It is by no means complete; there are really interesting areas that we will continue to discuss. It was really a good meeting.
There is no case of postponing. What happens is the Commonwealth has laid down a process that any applicant has to go through.
It is that process that is being accelerated as quickly as possible. If you look at our process, it is step by step.
Zimbabwe is going through all those steps just like any other country.
I think there are a number of areas where Zimbabwe has made real reforms. No one is perfect and it is a journey.