President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed the 74th United Nations General Assembly session in New York, the United States of America on Thursday morning.
Writing on Twitter after delivering his speech, President Mnangagwa reiterated some of the issues he raised in his address. He wrote:
In my address to the #UNGA I outlined the comprehensive reforms we are enacting for the benefit, protection and prosperity of our people.
The impact of these changes takes time but we are going in the right direction. Our people deserve better and we are committed to delivering.
We are engaging with the international community as we return Zimbabwe to its rightful place in the family of nations.
Our arms remain outstretched with a genuine heart of friendship and cooperation to all those willing to join us in our journey of national rebirth.
These efforts are spite of the sanctions we continue to face. Sanctions are slowing down our progress, inhibiting our economic recovery and punishing the most vulnerable.
Zimbabwe deserves a new start. Sanctions are a lose-lose game. Co-operation is a win-win!
I urge the world to be patient with us, support us and join us on this new and exciting journey. Together we will realise our common vision of a future free of poverty, hunger and conflict, on a safe planet, for the benefit of all our people!