African Union (AU) chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has reiterated the organisation’s call for the immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by western powers at the turn of the Millenium.
In a statement on Tuesday, Mahamat said the continued sanctions have negatively impacted Zimbabwe’s socio-economic development and recovery efforts. The statement read:
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat renews the African Union demand for the immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed against the Republic of Zimbabwe and in support of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) commemoration of SADC Anti-Sanctions Day.
The Chairperson remains concerned by the negative impact of continued sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe on the country’s socio-economic development and recovery efforts.
The Chairperson reaffirms the commitment of the African Union to continue working closely with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to support all regional efforts, and in this regard, the African Union associates itself fully with the statement issued by President Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi and current Chairperson of SADC.