Tsvangirai to visit Brown

2009-06-11 09:34

Washington - Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is making fun of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's flagging political fortunes.

Tsvangirai said after a speech in Washington that his country's relations with Britain are sometimes acrimonious because of historical and cultural ties. But he added with a laugh that he would still go visit Brown "despite his present circumstances".

The comment drew laughter at the Council on Foreign Relations, where Tsvangirai was speaking during a three-week tour of the West.

Brown is fighting off calls for his resignation amid dismal public approval ratings, a major political scandal, mass resignations from his cabinet and disappointing results in European Parliament and local assembly elections last week.