Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Sunday called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.
“The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has reaffirmed the African Union’s continued demand for the immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed against the Republic of Zimbabwe.” The statement read.
Consequently, the AU is in support of the Southern African Development Community decision to commemorate 25 October 2020 as SADC Anti-Sanctions Day.
Mr. Moussa Faki also recalls the continuity of his call since 2017 where the Commission, its relevant organs including the Peace and Security Council and the Bureau of Heads of State and Government, have consistently voiced the Union’s concerns regarding the negative impact of the persistent economic sanctions on the economy and people of Zimbabwe.
He also expressed his determination and that of the various relevant Organs of the Union to continue to mobilize support for Zimbabwe’s recovery efforts.
Additionally, the AU Chairperson reiterated the commitment of the African Union to continue working closely with the Southern African Development Community in supporting regional efforts.
Mr Moussa said the African Union acknowledged the statement made by President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique on behalf of SADC.