Latest: President Mugabe arrives in Paris

Latest: President Mugabe arrives in Paris

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ZIMBABWE – President Mugabe accompanied by First Lady Amai Mugabe arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris Friday afternoon to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


President Mugabe arrived here this morning to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP21 that begins Monday and runs until December 11. The President, who is also African Union chairman, was met at Charles De Gaulle Airport by Ambassador to France Rudo Mabel Chitiga and Embassy staff.

The President and his delegation that includes First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, landed in foggy Paris at 10:50am Paris time (11:50am Zimbabwe time).

Initially scheduled to land at Le Bourget Airport 8km from Charles de Gaulle, the plane had to divert to the larger Charles de Gaulle due to reduced visibility as Paris was engulfed in thick fog with ground temperatures at 1 degree Celcius.

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