The Elders to visit Zimbabwe

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will lead a delegation of The Elders comprising of Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi on a visit to Zimbabwe from July 19-21. According to a statement to the media by Elders, the aim of the trip is to support all actors working for free, fair and transparent elections, an inclusive transition and a brighter future for the country.

Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will lead the delegation. He will be joined by  Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and  Lakhdar Brahimi, former Foreign Minister of Algeria and UN diplomat.

According to the statement, the delegation expects to meet political leaders, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, the diplomatic community, civil society representatives and media.

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