President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his delegation have arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will join other leaders and representatives from 55 member states for the 30th African Union (AU) summit.

Cde Mnangagwa, who left Switzerland yesterday where he attended the World Economic Forum in Davos since Tuesday, was welcomed in Addis Ababa by Zimbabwe embassy staff and senior Ethiopian government officials.

The 30th ordinary session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the UA is expected to tackle a broad range of topics and also push ahead with much-needed institutional and financial reforms.

This meeting will be the first gathering of AU leaders since President Mnangagwa ascended to power last November. 

Foreign Affairs Minister, Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo travelled ahead of the President and is attending the Council of Ministers Meeting.

President Mnangagwa is on a re-engagement drive and after meeting several world leaders, investors and representatives of financial institutions, he is expected to preach the new dispensation gospel to his continental counterparts at the AU summit.

He has already met other African leaders among them South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, Angola’s Joao Louranco, Namibia’s Hage Geingob, Edgar Lungu of Zambia, Fillipe Nyusi of Mozambique and the current AU Chairperson and Guinea President, Alpha Conde.