Zim to host inter-governmental commission session

Source: Zim to host inter-governmental commission session – DailyNews Live 1 May 2016

HARARE – Zimbabwe will this week host the second session of the Zimbabwe-Russia inter-governmental commission on economic, trade, scientific and technical cooperation, the Foreign Affairs ministry has said.

The session that will be held in the capital today is a follow up to the first session of the bilateral commission that was held in September 2014.

“The inter-governmental commission hopes to build on the excellent bilateral political relations between the two countries and cooperation in a number of areas including trade, investment, mining, energy, home affairs, tourism and higher education, among others,” the ministry said in a statement yesterday.

The commission will be co-chaired by Foreign Affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and the Russian Industry and Trade minister Denis Manturov. The commission will first review the 2014 agreements and make proposals to increase momentum in the implementation of projects that may be lagging behind.