The visiting high powered French parliament delegation has paid a courtesy call on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa today (Thursday) where issues of economic cooperation between the two countries took centre stage.

The delegation, which is affiliated to the Zimbabwe French Friendship Association (ZFFA), came into the country on Monday and had an opportunity to visit the Zimbabwe Parliament, a local constituency as well as a number of French owned companies in Zimbabwe.

In an interview after meeting Vice President Mnangangwa at his Munhumutapa offices, leader of the delegation, Guillame Chevrollier, who is MP for the French West Province, said discussions were centred on possible areas of cooperation for the development of Zimbabwe.

He also pointed out that the situation in Zimbabwe is wrongly perceived by the international world, adding that his delegation will tell the true story of Zimbabwe on their return to France.

Vice President of the French Parliament, Mr Rene Rouguet said France is open for cooperation and is keen to assist Zimbabwe in economic development.

ZFFA, which resulted in the exchange visit, started in 2015 on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (Cop21) in France.

The association is expected to improve good relations between the two countries and opening up a strong bilateral relationship in areas such as agriculture, environment and tourism.