Engagement and re-engagement drive still on track: Minister SB Moyo

By ZBC Reporter
THE country’s engagement and re-engagement with the regional and international community are on track despite disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government’s drive to bolster ties with other nations and international organisations is still on track with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade having adopted various measures including the use of virtual technologies to ensure that the agenda doesn’t fall behind.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many programmes and events across the globe but several countries came on board to assist Zimbabwe in its developmental agenda.
“We had to adjust and adopt technology in a bid to engage. Even now during this period of UN we are going to engage different countries virtually. While the face to face touch is missing so that one can read the body language in diplomacy you cannot do so during this COVID-19 period you cannot do that. But we believe that the world is not out of the woods yet but a lot of countries are opening up and softening up to discussions, bilateral regional and other institutions at the moment we are actually very busy discussing multilateral bilateral engagement and reengagements which are actually heading to the next level,” he said.
The foreign affairs minister said government will continue to seek meaningful re-engagement on a basis of mutual respect.