Joaqim Chissano

Joaqim Chissano appointed facilitator for debt clearance dialogue

FORMER Mozambican President Joaqim Chissano and African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina have been appointed to facilitate Zimbabwe’s Arrears Clearance and Debt Resolution Process.

The two are expected in the country for the second Structured Dialogue Platform Meeting from today to February 24.

The inaugural structured Dialogue Platform meeting was successfully held on December 1 2022, and it agreed on three pillars for implementing, namely Economic reforms, Governance reforms, Land Tenure and Compensation of Former Farm Owners, including the resolution of Bilateral Investment Protection Agreements.

In a statement, Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube said President Emmerson Mnangagwa had made the appointments. “His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe … ED Mnangagwa has appointed the president of the African Development Bank … Akinwumi A. Adesina as the champion and former President of the Republic of Mozambique, His Excellency, Joaquim A Chissano as the high- level facilitator of the Arrears and Debt Resolution Process.

His Excellency … Chissano and … Adesina will cochair the structured dialogue platform on the 23rd of February 2023,” he said. In December last year, the Zimbabwe government established a structured Dialogue Platform with all creditors and development partners, in order to institutionalize structured dialogue on economic and governance reforms to underpin the Arrears Clearance and Debt Resolution process. —New Ziana

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