Johannesburg - According to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is keen to meet with him.
Mnangagwa made the assertion at Kigali International Airport after attending the Rwanda Liberation Celebration Day at Amahoro National Stadium on Thursday, Pindula News reported on Friday.
Blair, who is currently an advisor to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was reported to have said that he wanted to meet the Zimbabwean leader in Kigali.
Mnangagwa said he had no objection to the meeting but that the former British premier had failed to arrive on time before the Zimbabwe delegation was due to leave Rwanda to return home, so the meeting never took place.
Blair’s apparent attempt to reach out to Zimbabwe contrasts with the acrimony that existed between him and former president Robert Mugabe after Blair was accused by the deposed former president of creating a stand-off between Zimbabwe and the Western world over land reform.