USA Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nichols has said that USA policy on sanctions and ZIDERA imposed on Zimbabwe will be adjusted depending on political and economic reforms in Zimbabwe.
Speaking after meeting with ZANU PF Secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo at the party’s headquarters in Harare, Nichols said:
We exchanged views with the ruling party and want to understand what Zanu-PF’s perspective on events currently taking place in the country as well as to talk about the importance of continued reforms, political and economic, the fight against corruption and to have a frank conversation about USA and Zimbabwean policies.
Clearly, the Government of Zimbabwe has its concerns about the USA policy on sanctions and Zidera, the way they implement those reforms, that is the way to change in those policies Zimbabwe is concerned about.
His remarks come when Zimbabwe and SADC countries are collectively calling for the unconditional removal of “illegal” sanctions the USA imposed on Zimbabwe at the turn of the millennium over alleged human rights abuses.
Zimbabwe claims that the sanctions have robbed the country a chance to grow as they resulted in shrinking lines of credit, vital for economic growth.
The government also claims that the sanctions are causing harm to the general populace and not political elites as suggested by the USA government.
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