UNWTO General Assembly: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe shows support for tourism

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is getting ready to attend the UNWTO General Assembly Opening Ceremony as the host in his country. Tourism is one of the most important industry for Zimbabwe.

UNWTO General Assembly: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe shows support for tourism

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is getting ready to attend the UNWTO General Assembly Opening Ceremony as the host in his country. Tourism is one of the most important industry for Zimbabwe. The opening ceremony is scheduled for tonight at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and government officials from more than 110 countries are expected to attend. They include ministers of tourism and delegates from South Africa along with most African countries, Ecuador, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, France, just to name a few.

Earlier on Sunday the president pledged to retaliate “tit for tat” against companies from Britain and the United States if these Western powers persisted in pressuring his government with sanctions and what he called “harassment.”

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“They should not continue to harass us, the British and Americans,” Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader at 89, said at the funeral of an air force officer.

“We have not done anything to their companies here, the British have several companies in this country, and we have not imposed any controls, any sanctions against them, but time will come when we will say well, tit for tat, you hit me I hit you.”

Mugabe has fiercely rejected questioning from the West of a July 31 election that returned him to power in the southern African country he has ruled for 33 years. His main rival called the election a “huge fraud.”

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