Sir Nicholas Soames, the son to the last Governor of the then Southern Rhodesia, Lord Soames has met President Robert Mugabe at State House in Harare today.

Speaking after meeting President Mugabe, Sir Nicholas expressed hope that his visit will open a new chapter of relations between Zimbabwe and the UK.

He also said he has vivid memories of Zimbabwe and its leadership.

The meeting took place just after the arrival of President Robert Mugabe from Pretoria, where he attended the Bi-National Commission (BNC) Meeting between Zimbabwe and South Africa yesterday.

On arrival at the Harare International Airport, he was met by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and several government officials.

While in South Africa, Cde Mugabe and his delegation, which comprised of Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, among others, presided over the signing of cooperation agreements between the two countries in the areas of information communication technology (ICT), energy, environment, conservation, sport and recreation.

President Robert Mugabe said this meeting has come at a time both nations are faced with various challenges due to the advancement in ICTs.

Cde Mugabe and his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma agreed to establish a one border post at Beitbridge by next year.

The two leaders also exchanged notes on various issues that are both bi-lateral and multi-lateral and spoke on the need for their ministers to expedite the implementation of the signed bi-lateral agreements.