Zimbabwean Prime Minister arrives in Luanda

Luanda – The Zimbabwean prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, left Luanda back to his country, after a few hours visit to the Angolan capital, during which he was received in audience by the local head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

During the audience of about 40 minutes, the Angolan head of State was briefed on the situation prevailing in Zimbabwe, with Morgan Tsvangirai considering the meeting as very good.

He said he informed president José Eduardo dos Santos on the actual situation in Zimbabwe, which has been run by a national unity Government for the last two years.

Tsvangirai said some progress has been made in the country, adding however that there have been certain matters of concern over the last six months.

Morgan Tsvangirai was alluding to aspects linked to the preparations for the forthcoming election in Zimbabwe, a matter that will be discussed at the coming summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on May 20 this year in the Namibian capital, Windhoek.

He said he hopes the advices from the regional leaders will help overcome matters persisting in his country.

According to Morgan Tsvangirai, José Eduardo dos Santos expressed his readiness to discuss with his colleagues ways to sensitise Zimbabwe’s political leadership to respect the accords signed and the election arrangements.

Angola and Zimbabwe enjoy excellent relations of cooperation in various domains, with stress to the political, diplomatic, defence, education, transport, trade and tourism.