On 3 of June 2014 H.E. President of Zimbabwe- Robert Gabriel Mugabe has received WOD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD Trophy from European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) and in a warm and powerful speech has presented his admiration for the ECTT work in promoting world tourism.
Here are some excerpts from this speech:
Ladies and gentlemen, comrades and friends, President of the European Council on Tourism and Trade.
Let me conclude by saying:
Thank you to you to ECTT
We should thank you for your magnanimity because at this juncture, at this time
when others are thinking at punishing us more, you are thinking of making us more friend than enemy. We are thanking you, we are exuding with friendship and love for others who are equally exuding with love and friendship to us It is that interaction of love, love of nations, love of peoples that we in Zimbabwe we want to work for.
Let me conclude by saying that I a greatly enthusiastic and appreciative and full of pride for all decision taken by European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) to give this awards to Zimbabwe.
if the countries that have wined this wards in the past are anything to go by the European Council on Tourism and Trade has a powerful and transparent desire to draw all the world's attention to the tourism potential in developing countries
Thank you for that
This award is having the effect of putting the winner under the global limelight and I want to say that we have this limelight thanks to the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) and thanks to you the Zimbabweans for demonstrating that you love others in the world.
We are now in the global limelight
And I want to promise to the European Council on Tourism and Trade that we shall continue to increase our
efforts to leverage the potential that you have identified in us and always make Zimbabwe a preferred cultural destination in the world, a people loving peoples destination.