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Pres Mnangagwa Blames Sanctions Effect On Climate Goals

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By Zvikomborero Machirori

 

 

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has blamed the economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and its allies has greater negative effect on the country’s climate set goals.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking during Conference of Parties (COP27) summit in Egypt President said that if it were not sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe there would be greater progress.

 

 

 

“Greater progress would be made on our climate goals were it not for the albatross of illegal economic sanctions imposed on our country.

 

 

 

 

“We demand the immediate lifting of these unwarranted and punitive sanctions” said President Mnangagwa.

 

 

 

President Mnangagwa also said that Zimbabwe is committed to be a friend to all and an enemy none as it ready to play a part in addressing climate change.

 

 

 

 

“We are ready to play our part in addressing climate change and other challenges that face our world” he added.

 

 

 

 

In his conclusion President Mnangagwa said that at this COP27 they should let the developing world act as a countervailing block of victims of climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

“We need to negotiate and vote in a block through the Group of 77 plus China. Only then are we likely to carry the day.

 

 

 

“We can and must act now to secure a healthy planet for the present and future generations” he said.

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi