The President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Azerbaijan on the third leg of his visit to Eastern Europe after visiting Moscow and Minsk in Belarus.

The President and his delegation which includes ministers Mthuli Ncube and Winston Chitando was received at Heydar Aliev Airport in the Azerbaijani capital Baku by the first Deputy Prime Minister Mr Yaqub Eyyubov.

Other ministers Cde Perrence Shiri who is Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs remained behind in Minsk to conclude deals pertaining to agriculture while Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Dr Mangudya remained in Moscow to tie up loose ends following the deals signed in that capital.

Azerbaijan is rich in oil and gas resources which drive its economy.

They are also specialists in energy development and also have a thriving tourism.

The President is expected to meet his counterpart at Zagulba Presidential Palace in Baku tomorrow morning.

Before departing from Belarus, the President witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on mining for the supply of mining equipment for small scale miners.

It was signed by Minister Chitando and Belarus Chief of Presidential Affairs General Viktor Sherman.