Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, Melanie Robinson, said the country is a long way off from being readmitted to the Commonwealth.
Speaking to journalists following a meeting with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Monday, Robinson said:
At the point where the economic and political reform programme of the government has been completed and we have seen good progress on that, then that would be the time to look at membership.
We’re currently some way away from that, but we look forward into the future to seeing those reforms underway and for us to be able to discuss Commonwealth membership.
The British government has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to implement political and economic reforms for the country to rejoin the 53-member body.
The late former president Robert Mugabe withdrew Zimbabwe from the Commonwealth in 2003 after Britain and the European Union imposed restrictive measures on the country over human rights abuses.