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Visiting Commonwealth team pays courtesy call on President Mnangagwa       

By Oleen Ndori                                                 

AS Zimbabwe pushes for re-admission into the Commonwealth, the visiting assessment team paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Harare this Wednesday.

The delegation which arrived in the country on Saturday has met government officials, political parties, and civic society organisations.

The visit marks the third assessment by the global body since Zimbabwe applied for readmission into the Commonwealth in 2018.

Zimbabwe’s re-admission is expected to further catapult the Second Republic’s engagement and re-engagement thrust that has so far yielded positive results in areas of trade and investment as the country shifts focus from political to economic diplomacy under the National Development Strategy One.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland is on record saying Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the Commonwealth, would be a momentous occasion, given the shared rich history.

The Commonwealth was founded in 1926 and is one of the world’s largest political organisations made up of 56 countries spread across six continents.

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