Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba revealed yesterday that President Mnangagwa will visit 5 countries in a five-nation working visit.
Mnangagwa is expected to visit Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. He will also visit Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Charamba said Mnangagwa is visiting Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan because he was invited by the countries’ leaders. Said Charamba:
In respect of the first four, they are at the invitation of his counterparts. The countries, which are in the same region, are strategic both bilaterally and multilaterally.
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Charamba said Russia was an economic player in terms of investments in Zimbabwe, particularly in the mining and agriculture sectors. He said Belarus has been bringing mining and road construction equipment into the country apart from infrastructure development projects. President Mnangagwa last month commissioned a Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) crushing plant in Chiadzwa that was procured from Belarus. The plant marked a transition from alluvial to conglomerate diamond mining. Charamba said President Mnangagwa was invited for the second consecutive time be in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. He said it is a sign that there was growing interest in the Zimbabwean economy.