Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was expected to travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) this Sunday, where he is leading a Government delegation to the Global Business Forum Africa slated for Wednesday and Thursday this week.
The forum is being held on the sidelines of the ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai which kicked off on 1 October 2021 and runs until 31 March next year.
Expo 2020 Dubai commissioner-general Ambassador Mary Mubi told The Sunday Mail Business that the Vice President was scheduled to arrive in Dubai today. She said:
The Vice President (Constantino Chiwenga) is coming for the Global Business Forum Africa, which is being organised within the context of Expo 2020 Dubai; it is a side event of the Expo.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce (which is organising the forum) is quite a critical partner of the host country (UAE), as it organises this expo.
They are having a number of activities with various regional organisations and one of them is Africa, obviously.
… We have the Vice President (Constantino Chiwenga) and a number of key (Government) ministers who are coming (to Dubai) and are going to attend this (Global Business) Forum Africa.
She said there had been huge interest in Zimbabwe from expo visitors and potential investors.
Many businesspeople are reportedly making enquiries in mining, horticulture and tourism, among others.