Acting President Kembo Mohadi says the outgoing British ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Catriona Laing has witnessed a lot of positive developments in Zimbabwe since the coming of the new government.
This came out when the outgoing British envoy paid a courtesy call on Acting President Mohadi at his Munhumutapa offices to bid him farewell.
In an interview after a closed door meeting with Ambassador Laing, the Acting President commended the work done during her four year term in the country.
He said he is happy about the improved relations between Zimbabwe and Britain as evidenced by the coming of a special envoy with a congratulatory message on the inauguration of the President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“She has been here for a full term and she has done a lot of work for Zimbabwe during her stay. The relations between the two countries, during her stay have improved significantly and what is important is that she witnessed the coming of the new government. She has also advised us on a number of issues we need to look at as a country,” said Cde Mohadi.
Ambassador Laing says she witnessed a number of positive developments by the new government.
She said the setting of a Commission of Inquiry into the August shooting in the capital is a positive step in addressing some of the concerns raised by the international community.
“There have been positive changes but there are still a number of issues that require attention, especially the issue of the opposition party which has not accepted the results. Everyone has a role to play in building Zimbabwe. The setting of the Commission of Inquiry is a positive step taken by the government,” Ms Laing said.
On the issue of Zimbabwe rejoining the common wealth, the British ambassador says her country is in support of the decision and revealed that it is a long process.
Relations between Zimbabwe and Britain are on a recovery path following efforts by the government to reengage the international community.
The move has resulted in a number of countries showing renewed interest in partnering Zimbabwe’s economic recovery efforts.