The US ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr. Charles Ray met the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe this Tuesday at Munhumutapa Offices in Harare.
The meeting at the request of Mr. Ray was to discuss issues pertaining to the US-Zimbabwe relations.
Mr. Ray told journalists after the meeting that President Mugabe is a knowledgeable person.
"The man (President Mugabe) has encyclopedia for a brain, any discussion with him is fruitful," said Ambassador Ray.
He said he hopes to build bridges between the two countries during his tour of duty.
The US ambassador said the two countries can concentrate on areas of agreement and avoid those areas which they have no power over, such as the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act, ZIDERA, which takes time to repeal.
"I don't have control over it, I can only make recommendations basing on what I see," he added.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Ray said he is organising a meeting where local business executives will meet their counterparts in Washington early next month.
He added that it is unfortunate that Washington and Harare have been giving each other mixed messages which have not helped in fostering good relations.
On wikileaks, Ambassador Ray said they never came up during his meeting with the President, but he has met several Zimbabweans to get a clear picture about the situation on the ground.