john-nkomo.jpgThree ambassadors who are currently on tour of duty in the country have paid courtesy calls on Acting President Cde John Landa Nkomo at his Munhumutapa Offices in Harare to appraise him on various issues pertaining to their respective countries.

 

 

First to pay a courtesy call on Acting President Cde John Landa Nkomo was the Palestinian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Hashem Dajan. Mr Dajan briefed Cde Nkomo on the latest developments in the Middle East.

 

Mr Dajan is serving as the Palestinian Ambassador to Zimbabwe since December 2007. He said Zimbabwe is a constant friend of Palestine and there is need to upraise the government of Zimbabwe on the latest developments in the Middle East from time to time.

 

Speaking to journalists soon after emerging from Cde Nkomo’s office Mr Dajan said he discussed with Cde Nkomo Palestine’s position regarding the Middle East crisis.

 

“There will be no progress on the peace talks in the Middle East until Israel puts a halt on constructing settlements in Palestine,” said Mr Dajan.

 

Dr Albert Conze the German Ambassador to Zimbabwe who has been in the country for over one and a half years was the second to pay a courtesy call on Acting President Cde Nkomo.

 

Dr Conze said he raised concern with Cde Nkomo over the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act saying the country must create favourable conditions that will attract foreign investment but added his country is pleased with progress made so far by the inclusive government in steering the Zimbabwe to economic recovery.

 

Dr Conze said: “There are high prospects that Zimbabwe’s economy is on the recovery path but the government must strive to create a conducive environment for foreign investors. My country was pleased with progress made since the inception of the GPA but things are not moving as fast now. We are however hopeful that conditions will improve and the issue of restrictive measures will be then be dealt with”.

 

Mr Ashok Venkatesan the Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe was the third and last to pay a courtesy call on Cde Nkomo.

 

Mr Venkatesan has been in the country for over two years and expressed optimism that the relationship between Zimbabwe and India will grow from strength to strength.