President Robert Mugabe has been appointed a UN "leader for tourism", despite being subject to a travel ban.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Photo: AFP
By Our Foreign Staff
10:30PM BST 29 May 2012
Mr Mugabe, 88, along with Michael Sata, the Zambian president, were honoured by the UN's World Tourism Organisation, when they signed an agreement in the no-man's-land on Victoria Falls Bridge.
The agreement will see the two countries co-host the UNWTO general assembly in August next year. It is not a formal position, although the UNWTO said Mr Mugabe would receive an open letter like other heads of state who have joined its tourism campaign.