Ambassadors to Pursue Economic Diplomacy
THE Government is configuring ambassadors to pursue economic diplomacy in countries they are posted as part of achieving President Mnangagwa’s vision of US$14 billion exports by 2030. Zimbabwe is seeking to facilitate the growth of national exports by at least 10 percent annually from US$4,5 billion in 2018 to US$7 billion in 2023, and US$14 billion by 2030.
Zimbabwe Get thumbs up from World Bank
The World Bank has applauded economic reforms being implemented by the Second Republic to revive the economy.
As the country pushes forward with the re-engagement agenda, the global response has largely been positive, with the World Bank commending the progress made so far.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE MINISTER, AMBASSADOR FREDERICK SHAVA EMBARKS ON AN ENGAGEMENT AND RE-ENGAGEMENT MISSION TO EUROPE
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Ambassador Frederick Shava, has embarked on an engagement and re-engagement mission to Europe that will see him interact with Foreign Ministers of France, Belgium, Italy and Serbia.
ZIM EMBASSY BUILDING IN RWANDA COMMISSIONED
Zimbabwe has officially commissioned an embassy building in the Rwandese capital, Kigali, where the country is represented by Ambassador Charity Manyeruke.
ZIM RESPECTS RIGHTS OF CITIZENS — SHAVA
Covid-19 containment measures are not an attempt by the Government to curtail the rights of its citizens, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Ambassador Frederick Shava has said.
He was speaking during the first resumed virtual briefing by members of the national Covid-19 taskforce to members of the diplomatic corps and international partners accredited here.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TRADE AGREEMENTS
Zimbabwean companies have been urged to take advantage of regional and continental trade agreements to market their products and pursue investment opportunities.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Frederick Shava said this after Friday’s meeting of the Sadc Committee of Ministers of Trade and the Ministerial Taskforce on Regional and Economic Integration held virtually.
ZIMBABWE CAMPAIGNS FOR PAPU TOP POST
The Government of Zimbabwe met ambassadors from the African continent last night to brief them on the state of Zimbabwe’s preparedness to host the 10th ordinary session of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) plenipotentiary conference.
The conference, which is slated for June 24 and 25 in the resort town of Victoria Falls, will be preceded by the 39th ordinary session of the Administrative Council of the PAPU that runs from June 21 to 23.
EXTRAORDINARY SADC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
The Extraordinary SADC Council of Ministers virtual meeting was held and adopted guidelines that will see the region enhancing cooperation in trade through increased traffic movement, manufacturing drugs and jointly acquiring medicines from countries such as India in order to reduce costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hon. Lt. Gen (RTD) Dr S.B. Moyo Trade Kings Tour
The year 2020 has been declared by H.E. the President as the year of production and trade. With the national thrust to develop and promote exports of a diversity of commodities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and ZimTrade are visiting exporting companies to assess the state of export industries and appreciate the challenges being faced and efforts being made to export. This is in line with the National Trade Policy and National Export Strategy thrust to develop and promote exports of a diversity of commodities.
THE UAE DONATES PERSONAL PREVENTIVE EQUIPMENT TO ZIMBABWE
The United Arab Emirates has donated an eight-tone consignment of medical supplies to assist Zimbabwe in the fight against COVID-19.
Dep Ministers Meet Rep Meet ZimChech ties
The Chech Republic is set to officially open an Honorary Consulate in Harare today as relations with the European Republic continue to improve, this coming as the European Union just eased restrictive measures on the members of Cabinet that left only leaving only the Zimbabwe Defence Industry under sanction.
Zim African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA)
Zimbabwe has waived earlier objections to its immediate implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) protocols to ensure Africa achieves trade growth envisaged under the pact, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said.
Business Expo AU
Energy remains a critical pillar for Zimbabwe and the continent to develop, modernise and industrialise, H.E President Mnangagwa has said.
CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER WINDS UP HIS VISIT TO ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe and China are working on further consolidating their relationship with detailed arrangements such as currency swaps between incoming investors and those repatriating profits. Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Wang Yi, said this at the end of his five-nation Africa tour yesterday, paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa at State House where the two discussed issues concerning the two countries’ relations.
- SPORT DIPLOMACY: UEFA PRESIDENT MR ALEKSANDER CEFERIN PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON MINISTER S.B MOYO
The visiting UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin paid a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Hon. Lt General Dr. SB Moyo at his Munhumutapa offices where they discussed various issues that can help the country to re-engage through sport and how football can be developed with help from the European football governing body.
- PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR MS. HILAL ELVER ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD AFTER HER VISIT TO ZIMBABWE:18-28 NOVEMBER 2019
The UN Special Rapporteur, Ms. Hilal Elver, was in Zimbabwe from 18 – 28 November 2019 to asses the country regarding legal frameworks, land distribution, agriculture productivity, climate change, and the impact of economic sanctions and conditionalities.
- AFRICA-NORDIC FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTERS MEETING
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Lt. General (Retired) Dr. Sibusiso Moyo, attended the 18th Informal Consultations of African and Nordic Foreign Ministers in Dar-es Salam, Tanzania.
- Joint Press Conference for EU Dialogue 2019
The second Zimbabwe-European Union Political Dialogue Meeting took place in Harare on 21 November 2019.
- ZIMBABWE-EU DIALOGUE
The second session of the Zimbabwe-European Union (EU) dialogue was held in Harare, with the European Union bloc pledging to consider an increased financial assistance to Zimbabwe next year in light of reforms being implemented by the Zimbabwean Government.
- SADC ELECTORAL OBSERVER MISSION LAUNCHES THE 2019 MAURITIUS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS PRELIMINARY STATEMENT
Head of the Southern African Development Community Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2019 National Assembly Elections in the Republic of Mauritius, Hon. Lieutenant General (Retired) Dr. Sibusiso Moyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe, released the SEOM's Preliminary Statement following the elections held on 7th November 2019.
- SADC launches 2019 Mauritius National Assembly Elections Election Observer Mission
The Head of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2019 National Assembly Elections in the Republic of Mauritius, Honourable Lieutenant General (Rtd) Dr. Sibusiso Moyo, launched the SEOM in Port Louis, Mauritius on the 2nd November 2019.
- SADC AGAINST ZIMBABWE SANCTIONS
Zimbabwe marches against Sanctions on October 25, with anti-sanctions demonstrations taking place across the country. The main march commences at the Robert Mugabe Square and ends at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
- SADC AND AU LAUDS BOTSWANA ELECTIONS
Continental and regional observer missions to the 2019 Botswana general elections hailed this year's polls as credible and a fair reflection of the will of the people.
- SEOM launched the regional bloc’s Mission in Gaborone
The Head of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2019 General Elections in the Republic of Botswana, Honourable Lt. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Sibusiso Moyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe, launched the regional bloc’s Mission in Gaborone, Botswana on the 14th October 2019.
- SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) to the Mozambique General Elections launched in Maputo.
The Head of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2019 Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections in the Republic of Mozambique, Honourable Oppah C.Z. Muchinguri – Kashiri, Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs of the Republic of Zimbabwe launched SEOM in Maputo, Mozambique on the 7th October 2019.
- IMPACT ON ZIMBABWE AND THE REGION OF THE UNILATERAL SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
- ZIMBABWE EXPECTS POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION OF ITS ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE WITH FULL AfCFTA IMPLEMENTATION
Harare, Zimbabwe, October 2, 2019 (ECA) – Zimbabwe anticipates that the game-changing African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will create new impetus for investment, trade and industrialization in the country in line with the southern African nation’s development plans.
- ECA AND AUC PLEDGE FULL SUPPORT TO ZIMBABWE ON AfCFTA IMPLEMENTATION
Harare, Zimbabwe, October 02, 2019 (ECA) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) assured Zimbabwe of continued technical support in assisting the country in its efforts to develop a national strategy to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
- The three-day conference on African development wrapped up in Yokohama
The three-day conference on African development wrapped up in Yokohama by adopting a 13-page joint declaration with 53 African countries touting Japan’s strategic policy shift from government aid to promoting private-sector investment.
- Xenophobia: Government to evacuate 171
GOVERNMENT will evacuate at least 171 Zimbabweans from South Africa following the death of two locals in ongoing xenophobic violence. This was said by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa while presenting the 32nd Cabinet Decision Matrix yesterday.
- SPORT DIPLOMACY: UEFA PRESIDENT MR ALEKSANDER CEFERIN PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON MINISTER S.B MOYO