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ZIMBABWE GETTING READY TO ACCEDE

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ZIMBABWE GETTING READY TO ACCEDE

 

 

PUBLISHED BY: APRMPOSTED: 19-11-2019

 

 

18 November 2019, Harare Zimbabwe – The APRM Secretariat conducted a Technical Support Mission to Zimbabwe to provide guidance on Accession modalities, the accession instrument and the first stages of the APR Process. The technical team was well received at the Zimbabwe Ministry of Foreign Affairs where Mr Richard Chibuwe, Acting Director, Regional and Continental Integration Directorate chaired the meeting. The team from the Continental Secretariat presented the accession briefing and provided clarity on the Memorandum of Understanding, while explaining the preparations required ahead of the 2020 Summit of the APR Forum where the accession is envisaged to take place.
The Technical team underlined the importance of establishing APR National Structures which are the nucleus of the APR Process. The team further outline the new decision by the AU Assembly for all members of the AU to provide national governance reporting on the AU Shared Values on an annual basis, with the technical assistance of the APRM Continental Secretariat.
The technical support mission was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Continental Integration Directorate, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Legal Department and by representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Zimbabwe Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

The Support Mission team also paid a courtesy visit to the Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr. E Phiri who, on behalf of His Excellency and the Government of Zimbabwe, expressed full commitment to acceding to the APRM at the February 2020 APRM Summit. Mr. Phiri highlighted that part of the Zimbabwe National Strategy is to engage regional and continental partners to assist in Zimbabwe’s economic recovery. He further underlined the intention for Zimbabwe to reach the upper middle-income status as a country by 2030, through learning from best practices in governance on the Continent. The Continental Secretariat replied by observing that it is an exciting moment to have Zimbabwe join the APRM, as one of the continental heavyweights. The Secretariat further assured Mr. Phiri that the APRM Continental Secretariat will continuously support Zimbabwe during every stage of the process.

For inquiries please contact: Liziwe Selana (Head of Communications APRM)

[email protected]

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