03-10-18 by Spotlight Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, Russia Close Key Agreements

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa walks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo


Harare- Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, concluded a successful visit to Zimbabwe, during which bilateral agreements were signed, including the future establishment of a Russian industrial zone in this African nation.
Three memoranda of understanding were signed at the conclusion of a meeting between Lavrov and Zimbabwean Foreign Minister, Sibusiso Moyo.
The documents, signed by Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov, have to do with the expansion and industrial development, as well as the modernization of agriculture in this Southern African country.

Zimbabwean Minister for Industry and Commerce, Mike Bimha, and Minister of Land, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Perrance Shiri, signed the respective documents.

Lavrov explained that professionals from both countries will review the letter of the memoranda to make them effective and expressed confidence in the early completion of that process.

According to official information, the Russian foreign minister conveyed to President Emmerson Mnangagwa Moscow’s desire to invest in the diamond sector in this country.

Other issues addressed by Lavrov and Foreign Minister Moyo were linked to the strengthening of Russia’s relations with the African Union, the Southern African Development Community and other subregional organizations, according to official sources.

The Russian minister left today for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the last stop of a tour that included Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia and Mozambique.

Prensa Latina

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