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Ambassador Mupezeni meets President Mnangagwa; Zim – South Sudan cooperation high on agenda

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Ambassador Mupezeni meets President Mnangagwa; Zim – South Sudan cooperation high on agenda

Story by Josephine Mugiyo, Diplomatic Correspondent

ZIMBABWE’S new Ambassador to South Sudan, Mr Kosam Mupezeni has paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Harare where the country’s cooperation with South Sudan was high on the agenda.

After his recent appointment to represent Zimbabwe in South Sudan, Ambassador Mupezeni highlighted various possible areas of cooperation between Juba and Harare as he embarks on his tour of duty.

He singled out the education and agriculture sectors as key areas of concern, with Juba expected to benefit from Zimbabwe’s achievements.

“They have needs in education and capacity development, we need to assist them. They also need provisions in agriculture, we need to help them given our prowess. In mining there are things we could also learn from them, they mine oil and we could learn from them,” said Ambassador Mupezeni.

Zimbabwe and Sudan have long-standing cordial ties which the ambassador will seek to further cement.

“His Excellency has given me a wide mandate ranging from education and security, it’s a very broad array. The array is coming from our relationship with South Sudan. We worked with them as we prosecuted our armed struggle and they were doing the same so we have a very good relationship with South Sudan. We have a long history together,”

Prior to being appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to South Sudan, Mr Mupezeni was serving as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Director for Africa, Asia and the Pacific.