VP Mnangagwa leaves for Belarus

via VP Mnangagwa leaves for Belarus | The Herald July 18, 2015 by Kudakwashe Bwititi

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa left Harare yesterday for Belarus where he is expected to engage investors from the post-Soviet State. He is accompanied by Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya and senior Government officials. During the week-long visit, he will meet senior government officials and potential investors from Belarus.

The visit is a follow-up to discussions held in February between Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and Belarusian ambassador Mr Andrei Molchan.

The two reaffirmed their countries’ interest to bolster mutually beneficial agreements in a wide range of areas.

They noted positive dynamics of political contacts, increase in bilateral turnout and discussed steps to intensify cooperation between the two countries, especially in agriculture, manufacturing, energy and education.

They agreed to continue the formation of a legal base and institutional framework of bilateral relations.

The Belarusian ambassador also met Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and discussed areas of co-operation. Hwange Colliery Company recently bought mining equipment worth about $18,2 million from BELAZ of Belarus under a PTA Bank loan facility.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in April sent a congratulatory message to President Mugabe on the occasion of Zimbabwe’s 35th independence anniversary.


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    Lindy Lou 7 years ago

    Belarus what a joke.Thought he was going to the “Real “Europe.Can hardly wait for the investments to pour in.Waste of time and money Mnangagwa,Evil moron of note.

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    Belarus? ROFL

    Talk about desperate! And how will they like being “indigenized”? Not well, I think?

    I trained a group of engineers from there, some years ago. A very poor country. But beautiful women – they export many hookers to Europe. But I think Zim has enough?

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    Godobori renyika 7 years ago

    Waisting taxpayers money in luring investors in a country without electrity and running water.Which industry can sustain without these.First infrastructure and then,they come.Old man can you just say l need a holiday travel holiday too

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    Tinomunamataishe 7 years ago

    Belarus? No wonder the country is in the mess it is now.

    With due respect to Belarus, this country also relies on aid coming from the US and the UK and other countries to survive.

    There is no way one can expect much from a country like Belarus in terms of investors making any meaningful investment. This policy of dealing only with other dictatorships does not work and will not work this time too.

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    Common Sense 7 years ago

    51% OF TRASH. WAKE UP GUYS. IT’S 2015.

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    He is lying to you all. In Belarus he is buying, with your money, equipment for Marange diamond fields that benefit only Mugabe, Grace, he and the Chinese military .

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    Gallavanting already!Its the maShona culture of wastind resources!