By Staff Reporter
President Emmerson Mnangagwa will this year not attend the United Nations General Assembly in person but will participate virtually, a senior Government official has said.
This year’s UN General Assembly is scheduled for September 21 to 27 in New York, America.
“In light of the continuing Covid-19 global threat and to allow for the consolidation of reforms and the recovery of our economy whose fundamentals are pointing in a positive trajectory, His Excellency the President E D Mnangagwa has this year decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in person,”
Presidential Communications deputy Chief Secretary George Charamba has said.
“Instead he will participate virtually via video conferencing.
“This mode includes his pre-recorded address which is slated for Thursday 23rd September, 2021 and any other High level meeting occurring on the sidelines of the main debate.”
Charamba said the organisers of the Assembly had recommended a hybrid Assembly where member states had an option to either attend physically through country delegations or virtually through online platforms due to the Covid 19 pandemic.