Κυριακή, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Brazil, Zimbabwe enjoy cordial ties


Brazilian minister says Brazil, Zimbabwe enjoy cordial ties
Brazil's External Relations Minister Celso Amorim, ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celso_Amorim ) who arrived in Zimbabwe on Friday, has said Brazil enjoyed cordial relations with Zimbabwe, The Herald reported on Saturday.
Amorim paid a courtesy call on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the Rainbow Towers to deliver a special message from the South American country's leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Amorim, who flew in from Mozambique, was met at Harare International Airport by his Zimbabwean counterpart Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Speaking after meeting Mugabe, Amorim said Brazil enjoyed cordial relations with Zimbabwe and that the conclusion of the inter-party talks would enhance cooperation between Zimbabwe and Brazil. "We are glad that the country is currently engaged in dialogue. There is strong cooperation between Brazil and the whole of Africa and we hope that once Zimbabwe has stability, it would make cooperation easy between our two countries," Amorim said. He expressed hope that the Cabinet talks would be concluded successfully. Amorim was expected to meet the leaders of the two MDC formations, Morgan Tsvangirai and Professor Arthur Mutambara. On Friday night, the Brazilian minister held discussions with Mumbengegwi and is expected to hold a press conference on Saturday at the Rainbow Towers on relations between Zimbabwe and Brazil. Speaking after meeting Amorim, Mumbengegwi said the Brazilian minister's visit testified to the two countries' shared commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and give greater economic substance to Zimbabwe and Brazil's long-standing and warm relations. "We have not fully exploited the potential for economic cooperation between our countries hence trade between Zimbabwe and Brazil has remained very low," he said. Brazil and Zimbabwe have already laid the foundation for increased cooperation through the signing of the agreement on the establishment of the Joint Permanent Commission between the two countries in September 2006, he said. "Holding the inaugural Joint Permanent Commission meeting will, no doubt, give an impetus to our efforts to increase economic cooperation between the two countries. I am, therefore, proposing that the inaugural session be held in the first quarter of 2009," he said. Mumbengegwi also invited Amorim to visit Zimbabwe again next year. He said that given the centrality of agriculture to the economies of the two countries, Zimbabwe would give priority to areas that would assist in enhancing agricultural productivity in its relations with Brazil
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και να σκεφτεί κανείς ότι το ΝΑΤΟ ήθελε να περάσει το Mugabe από διεθνές δικαστήριο
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Zimbabwe opposition says power-sharing talks fail
http://www.tehrantimes.com/Index_view.asp?code=180374
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Zimbabwe's opposition leader said Friday that four days of ""intense"" negotiations have failed to break a deadlock in power-sharing talks and called for intervention by regional and African leaders.
Morgan Tsvangirai addressed reporters after talks with President Robert Mugabe ended late Friday evening without resolving the impasse that has left Zimbabwe rudderless. Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has been mediating talks since Tuesday. Mbeki brokered a Sept. 15 deal between Mugabe and Tsvangirai to form a unity government. The opposition narrowly won March parliamentary elections. But the formation of the new government has been delayed over disagreements on the allocation of cabinet posts. The opposition has accused Mugabe of trying to hold onto too many key posts.

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