UN diplomat presents credentials to ED

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Harare (New Ziana)-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday received credentials from Edward Kallon, the new United Nations Resident and Humanitarian coordinator to the country.

Kallon replaced Maria Rebeiro who completed her tour of duty late last year.

Kallon told journalists after meeting the President at State House that his immediate task was to assist Zimbabwe in its re-engagement with the West.

“Indeed this is my first mission to Southern Africa as representative of the UN secretary general and resident humanitarian coordinator which means I am here to work with my team to make sure that we contribute to the development aspiration of this beautiful country.

“As I come to Zimbabwe, I see opportunities but I also see complexities at play. So my job here is to try and build a bridge between the Zimbabwean and the international community, to re-engage based on the policies of the President of this country and ensure that the dividend of international cooperation is realised in this country. To me that is of utmost important priority for me as I start my job,” he said.

Asked on his meeting with the President, Kallon said: “I must say our discussion was really excellent and I am humbled by the open and frank discussion we had. I am looking forward to following up on those issues with him and his administration,” he said.

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