Thursday, 22 September 2011

Don't judge us, Zimbabwe tells EU

The "Global Political Agreement" (GPA) is an internal political arrangement which Europeans should never use as a pre-condition for the removal of illegal economic sanctions they imposed on Zimbabwe, President Mugabe has said. The President said this soon after meeting European External Action Services managing director for Africa, Mr Nicholas Westcott at State House in Harare.

A source that attended the meeting said President Mugabe said this after Mr Westcott had called for the implementation of the GPA as a pre-condition for the removal of sanctions.

"President Mugabe told him (Mr Westcott) that sanctions came before the GPA and he gave him a background on the land reform and how it triggered the sanctions.

Source: AllAfrica/The Herald