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Zim 'misses out on chance to address key issues'

2014-04-03 14:01
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. (File, AFP)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. (File, AFP)

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Cape Town - Zimbabwe has missed out on a chance to address key issues like sanctions after President Robert Mugabe boycotted an EU-Africa summit that is currently under way in Brussels, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell'Ariccia has said, according to eNCA.

Mugabe and his entire Zimbabwean delegation opted to stay at home after his wife Grace was denied a visa to travel with him.

Mugabe and his wife are under an EU travel ban imposed in 2002, after a government crackdown on the opposition and the eviction of white farmers from agricultural land.

The EU had, however, waived the visa ban on Mugabe, who is the vice-chairperson of the AU, saying it was not bound by the ban when hosting large international conferences.

Peace, prosperity and more trade

EU made it clear that only those with a role to play in meetings at the summit had been invited.

Meanwhile, a report by Africa Review said the summit, which opened on Wednesday, kicked off with calls for peace, prosperity and more trade.

The summit brings together 40 Africa and 20 European heads of state and government with an aim to deepening co-operation between the two continents.

Some of the African leaders at the summit are AU Commission boss Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, presidents Hellen Sirleaf-Johnson of Liberia, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Paul Biya of Cameroon and King Mswati of Swaziland.


- News24

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