Visiting Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo says the good relations between Zimbabwe and his country will continue explaining that he is in the country to support his counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa following his ascension into the driving seat.

During the talks Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga was also in attendance.

Speaking to journalists after meeting President Mnangagwa for almost three hours at the State House this evening, President Mbasogo said his country will continue supporting Zimbabwe and look for new areas of cooperation.

President Mnangagwa in turn said President Mbasogo has always been coming to Zimbabwe and he will continue to do so now and in the future.

Later, President Mnangagwa hosted a dinner for the visiting Equatorial Guinea President.

After dinner, the two presidents addressed journalists with Equatorial Guinea President saying it was a timely visit aimed at supporting President Mnangagwa following his ascension to the driving seat.

Asked on bilateral ties, President Mbasogo said his country is continuing the already existing ties and will look at new areas in future.

Meanwhile, another meeting of Ministers from Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea ran concurrently with the two presidents’ discussions.

The ministers meeting was chaired by Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri who was representing the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo and Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira who are away on government business.

On Equatorial Guinea’s side was the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Simeon Oyono and secretaries of state of Treasury, Education, Mines and government state missions in the president’s office.