President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on a 3-day working visit at the invitation of the Emir.
He was met at the Abu Dhabi International Airport by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi,
Sheik Mohammed bin Zaed bin Sultan Al Nahyam and Zimbabwe’s Minister Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Dr Sibusiso Moyo, who led the country’s advance team to the Middle East.
Addressing journalists, Minister Moyo said there are serious discussions on several sectors of the economy the emirates are interested in.
“President Mnangagwa is here at the invitation of his counterpart, the Crown Prince and it is an invitation creating a symbiotic relationship and strategic partnership between the Emirates and Zimbabwe. Different issues are going to be discussed both on the political, diplomacy and the various economic areas which benefit both countries. So it would be absolutely two days of hectic discussions, whose decisions will be implemented immediately,” Dr Moyo said.
According to the Minister, President Mnangagwa will also visit Dubai.
“As you might be aware, here in Abu Dhabi is where the Crown Prince is, but the Prime Minister is in Dubai and therefore President Mnangagwa will be travelling to meet the Prime Minister,” he said.
Dr Moyo confirmed that the Zimbabwean government will be opening an embassy in Abu Dhabi, describing the decision as strategic in the face of western sanctions imposed on the country.
The visit is part of the reengagement and engagement drive and is set to deepen ties between the two nations.
Meanwhile, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is the Acting President.