President Mnangagwa leaves for UN General Assembly
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has departed from Harare to attend the 78th Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he will join global leaders. The conference, commencing today, follows his recent re-election for a second and final term after the harmonized elections held on August 23 and 24.
The UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, conveyed his congratulations to President Mnangagwa on his victory and expressed a commitment to collaborate closely with the Zimbabwean Government to accelerate development and promote inclusive and sustainable growth. Mr. Guterres specifically commended the government’s efforts to enhance women’s participation in national governance.
The President’s address to the General Assembly is scheduled for Thursday (September 21). He has prioritized engagement and re-engagement with the international community as part of his transformation agenda, aiming to guide Zimbabwe towards becoming a middle-income country by 2030.
During his visit, President Mnangagwa will hold bilateral discussions with fellow leaders and engage with business interest groups to attract investors to Zimbabwe. The theme of this year’s General Assembly debate, “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all,” aligns with the President’s vision for fostering peace, economic equity, and comprehensive development.
The President was bid farewell at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi, cabinet ministers, and service chiefs.