President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opted to stay in Zimbabwe and not travel to New York, United States of America for the United Nations General Assembly due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Deputy Chief Secretary, Presidential Communications Office of the President and Cabinet, George Charamba has revealed.
Charamba said the President will instead participate in the UNGA virtually via video conferencing.
“Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, organisers of the Assembly have an option to either attend physically through country delegations, or virtually through online platform,” he said.
“In light of the continuing Covid-19 global threat, and to allow for the consolidation of reforms and recovery of our economy whose fundamentals are pointing in a positive trajectory, His Excellency the President, Dr E.D. Mnangagwa, has this year decided not to attend the United Nations General Assembly in person.”
This year’s UNGA will be taking place from 21 to 27 September 2021.
The Zimbabwean leader is slated to address the gathering on Thursday 23 September 2021.