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Biden Didn't Have A Scheduled Meeting With Mnangagwa - USA

Biden Didn't Have A Scheduled Meeting With Mnangagwa - USA

The United States government has said president Joe Biden did not have a scheduled meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa during the COP26 Leaders’ Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Upon returning from the summit, Mnangagwa chronicled his meetings with world leaders including Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and EU council president Charles Michel.

He claimed that during the meetings, he pressed the leaders to remove sanctions. He said:

I had an opportunity to chat with President Joe Biden and the spirit which he has towards Zimbabwe is totally different from what we see from the US Embassy in Harare.

In fact, he called a staffer and said ‘please make sure that I have a chat with the President’ (referring to President Mnangagwa).

In e-mailed responses to the Independent, a US State Department spokesperson said Mnangagwa and Biden had nothing short of a brief encounter during a reception. Said the spokesperson:

President Biden did not have a scheduled meeting with President Mnangagwa during the COP26 Leaders’ Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland. They did interact briefly at a reception.

The US State Department shot down Mnangagwa’s claim that the US embassy in Harare’s views on Zimbabwe were not representative of Washington. Added the spokesperson:

Under the direction of the President and Secretary of State, the Chief of Mission serves as the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organisation abroad.

The responsibilities of the Chief of Mission include pursuing and explaining US policy in the country where they serve. The United States shares the same fundamental interests as the Zimbabwean people: a stable, peaceful, democratic Zimbabwe that reflects the people’s will and provides for their needs.

The spokesperson said the easing of restrictive measures, including sanctions and visa restrictions, will only occur following reforms including credible, transparent, and lasting democratic reforms.

The spokesperson reiterated that Zimbabwe’s economic ills are caused by leaders abusing power and misdirecting public funds to their private accounts, not US sanctions.

Harare and Washington have had a tumultuous relationship since 2001 when the global power enacted the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) following a chaotic land redistribution programme in 2000, which displaced over 3 500 white former commercial farmers.

After taking over the reins in 2017, Mnangagwa pledged to pursue a re-engagement exercise to bring Zimbabwe back into the international community.

More: The Independent


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16 Comments

Hahaha 5 months ago

ED is an embarrassment to this country


Chifinhuboss 5 months ago

Chero vakasava vana mwari kana special but It doesn't change the fact that they did not have a chat with those leaders, i think ndo news dzikutsinhirwa pano ngatisabude mutsaga.


Shadows 5 months ago

Taura hako @chombo. Biden haasi mwari uyo. Kutaura naye kna kusataura naye zvinotadzisa ani kufema. Sanctions or no sanctions tirikurarama. Americans are looters and destroyers. Go to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya etc muone zvavanoita. So sad kuona muzimba achitovasekerera


Chitova 5 months ago

Ndofunga minda yese ne ma buildings ese atinawo ndezve ku europe ikoko kwana Biden nana Boris matateguru avo ana smith vakasiya zim uri munande taivw nema companies hobho midhuri hobho ikozvino nana zhing zhan mbavha dzamuri kutengesera nyika dzichiisa ma tin house kuno ku mberengwa dzichi loota ma minerals huya uone zvandi kutaura kana uchiti inhema and then you compare na shabani mine, sabi mine n buchwa paive ne varungu now amunoti ma youth ku zanu aku paza paza zvinhu zvacho saka dhololo

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Errol Mcshaw 5 months ago

@ Tsivo don't blame GOD please he is not like any of us


Chapwititi 5 months ago

ChiZanu futi


Chombo 5 months ago

Hapana nyika yakapindirwa neAmerica ikawana rugare pasi pezuva,chavo kuuya,kuba,utsinye vapedza votiza mosara makadaro muchitemana,visit history,kungoti vanodya zvepfupi nekureba🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃


Jah 5 months ago

Clearly hauna chaunoziva about history. Vanhu vanoita zvawataura izvo vanonzi ma Chinese kwete zvekunyeba zvaukutaura. Usanyebere vanhu iwe

kkj 5 months ago

Aiwa aah ngaapinde hake mkomana


Mdara Odza 5 months ago

This is so embarrassing. Mnangagwa portrays himself as someone who's relevant at the World stage when he's not. Had he met all those World leaders, we would have seen pictures of him together with them but because he didn't there are no pictures of them together. I wonder how his system's spokespersons will respond to this. So embarrassing he risk losing flowing voters. The worst excuse for a President


Realist 5 months ago

He doesn't understand that he is useless in terms of world politics and he makes it worse by unleashing the army to commit atrocities against defenseless citizens. Civilized leaders from democratic countries will never soil their reputation by dining with such uncouth people

Tsivo 5 months ago

Murume chaiye haafaniri kurrama nechekukumbira ,@HE (ED)arikuzama kufadza those mbwa dzomutevera .is there any benefit yazvinounza zvekuty l spoke with Biden ,does it reduce or improve macro economic problems we are facing in Zimbabwe or bring foreign direct investment. Mwari ndinovapa mhosva pakuty vakatinyima njere murume mukuru kuonekwa nepasi rose achitaura zvakadai haaya


Tsivo 5 months ago

Murume chaiye haafaniri kurrama nechekukumbira ,@HE (ED)arikuzama kufadza those mbwa dzomutevera .is there any benefit yazvinounza zvekuty l spoke with Biden ,does it reduce or improve macro economic problems we are facing in Zimbabwe or bring foreign direct investment. Mwari ndinovapa mhosva pakuty vakatinyima njere murume mukuru kuonekwa nepasi rose achitaura zvakadai haaya


Mr Kazangula 5 months ago

Me waiting for a harsh response from Nick Mangwana,Tafadzwa Mugwadi and the rest of the team 🤔🤔🤔🤔


Mr Kazangula 5 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Man of the moment 5 months ago

You know them Vana STAGE-MANAGED 😱 awa vachatipedza ne ma Heart Attacks Ava aaaaah

Pink Pigs Sure kkkkkk

Sorry Stereki Son😭


# NHM 🤠🤠


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