shanghai 2010 expo.jpgThe Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Shanghai, China, to attend the ongoing Shanghai Expo.




President Mugabe is accompanied by the First Lady, Amai Grace Mugabe and Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi as well as other government officials.


He was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Vice President John Nkomo, Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu, Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, service chiefs and senior government officials. 


The ongoing Shanghai Expo was officially launched on the 1st of May this year and is expected to run till October 31.


President Mugabe is also expected to hold talks with Chinese President, Hu Jintao.     


Zimbabwe is expected to hold its National Day this Wednesday, where it will showcase the diversity of what the country has to offer to the world in the various categories at the expo.


A Zimbabwean cultural group will also be performing at the expo to showcase Zimbabwe’s rich cultural heritage. 


China becomes the first developing country to play host to the world class exposition which first started in Britain in 1851.


It will showcase China as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, which is likely to take over from America as a global superpower.
Over 190 countries and 50 international exhibitors are participating, making the Shanghai Expo the biggest ever.