Zimbabwe: President Mugabe in Rome for UN Food Conference

source: allAfrica
The Zimbabwe Guardian (London)

2 June 2008
Posted to the web 2 June 2008

Floyd Nkomo

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe arrived in the Italian capital, Rome on Sunday for a High-Level Conference on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bio-energy being held in Rome from June 3 to 5.

He touched down at 2000 GMT at Rome-Fiumicino airport

This trip is President Mugabe’s first official trip abroad since the March 29 harmonized elections.

The European Union has imposed a travel ban on President Mugabe and his cabinet, but he was allowed in Rome as the conference is taking place under a United Nations umbrella.

Around 60 heads of state and government, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who will be making his first trip to Western Europe as Iran’s president, are expected to meet in the Italian capital to discuss [continue reading]


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