Foreign Policy - The African Union

The African Union

The revolutionary background of Zimbabwe has broadly defined the Pan-Africanist thrust of its Foreign Policy and relations with other African countries. This is in recognition of the prominent role that the continent played in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle.

To this end, Zimbabwe has opened a total of seventeen Embassies and Consulates in Africa – the highest concentration of Missions compared to other regions.

Within the AU, Zimbabwe is satisfied with the progress made towards the setting up and consolidation of the AU’s institutions and mechanisms and stresses the importance of Africa’s ownership of these institutions and processes.

Zimbabwe’s view is also that the development and success of the AU depends heavily on regional groupings such as SADC as building blocs.