The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has embarked on a drive to further its Economic Diplomacy Policy to secure international financial support and foreign direct investment (FDI).

The move is also expected to further strengthen Zimbabwe’s bilateral relations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and return the country to its rightful place within the broad community of nations.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Honourable Lieutenant General (Rtd) Dr Sibusiso Moyo will undertake an official visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the 10th  to the 14th of this month to attend the Global Conference for Media Freedom.

The conference will be co-hosted by the British and Canadian governments, and will be co-chaired by the UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Christina Alexandra Freeland.

The conference which is part of an international campaign to shine a global spotlight on media freedom and increase the cost to those that are attempting to restrict it will bring together government officials, multilateral agencies, civil society organisations, academics, editors, publishers and journalists.

The Global Conference for Media Freedom will focus on several themes which include National Frameworks and Legislation, Protection and Prosecution including Impunity, Building Trust in the Media and Media Sustainability.

Apart from attending the conference, Dr Moyo is set to address a gathering of Westminster Africa Business Group Executives on investment opportunities and the ease of doing business in Zimbabwe.