IMF and UNESCO representatives meet Ambassador Shava

By Josephine Mugiyo, Diplomatic Correspondent

UNITED Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) representatives have met Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Ambassador Frederick Shava, with several key issues of cooperation coming under spotlight.

The first to pay a courtesy call on Dr Shava was the UNESCO regional director, Dr Lidia Brito, who said their discussions centered on how best the education sector can navigate through the challenges presented by COVID-19 which have affected learning.

Dr Brito said UNESCO also seeks to equip local communities with information on mitigating the effects of climate change.

“I presented my credentials to the minister as the new regional director. Our meeting covered hen different aspects that we have been collaborating on in education and climate change,” she said.

IMF resident representative for Zimbabwe, Mr Carlos Caceres, highlighted that his meeting with Ambassador Shava touched on the engagement the institution has had with Zimbabwe in various sectors.

He said: “The second area is the active engagement we have been having with Zimbabwe in technical assistance… At the moment our main item is the article for consultation on financial stability and governance.”

Zimbabwe continues to pursue a policy of engagement and re-engagement with different countries and organisations as it seeks to improve its economy and relations with the global world.