President Mugabe being welcomed home by services chiefs — (from right) Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga, Major General Trust Mugoba, Air Marshal Perrance Shiri and ZRP Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
President returns from New York
Friday, 29 July 2011 02:00
PRESIDENT Mugabe has returned from New York where he was attending the United Nations high level meeting on youth. The Head of State and Government who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, was met at the Harare International Airport by Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu and State Security Minister Sydney Sekeramayi.
President Mugabe also met Senegalese President Abudulaye Wade during a stop-over in Dakar. The two leaders had more than an hour long closed door meeting. No details of the meeting were readily available.
The President, who was accompanied by Foreign Affair Minister Simbabrashe Mumbengegwi and Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere addressed the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
The UN high level meeting was devoted to tackling challenges facing youth and exploring their potential to bring about change in societies and the world at large.
The meeting adopted an outcome document that calls for strategies to give young people a chance to find decent work while urging countries to take effective measures in protecting them from terrorism and other negative elements.