GHANA – Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has commended the Zimbabwean Prime Minister Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai for working towards a peaceful political climate in Zimbabwe.
In a meeting with the former President, Prime Minister Tsvangirai stated that the political and economic situation in Zimbabwe has improved since the establishment of a unity government following disputed elections in 2008.
The two held a meeting in Seoul, South Korea where both leaders are attending the World Peace Summit of the United Peace Federation.
The Summit is being held under the theme, “Peace, Security and Development”.
The Zimbabwean Prime Minister said relations with President Mugabe had improved and there was civil discourse between the two.
Mr. Tsvangirai said even though there was significant political and economic improvement in Zimbabwe, the international media was only keen on reporting the negative news about his country.
He said the economy had grown 9% over the past two years, an indication that his country is moving positively.
The Prime Minister also said he did not foresee any trouble as Zimbabwe moves towards a new election later this year.
President Rawlings also described the 2012 elections in Ghana as peaceful and without coercive machinery. He said politicians should be able to engage in constructive criticism so Africa could make progress politically.