kimberely float.jpgThe Russian delegation that is in the country to explore co-operation and partnership opportunities has expressed interest in the mining sector, a move which is aimed at strengthening economic partnership between the two countries.


Addressing journalists after paying a courtesy call on Vice President John Landa Nkomo, head of the visiting Russian delegation Dr Vladimir Shubin said they are in the country to explore investment opportunities with their major thrust being on the mining sector.


He said Zimbabwe’s economy is on the rise again and expressed optimism that the economic relations between Zimbabwe and Russia are going to be further strengthened.


Turning to the issue of indigenisation, Dr Shubin said there are a number of Russian companies that are interested in investing in the country and are going to comply with Zimbabwe’s indigenisation laws.

Zimbabwe and Russia’s relations date back to the days of the liberation struggle and the diplomatic ties between the two countries have continued to strengthen.


Russia is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.


Russia together with China has stood by Zimbabwe during times when some hostile western countries wanted to convince the world that the situation in the country was an international security issue.