president rg mugabe with saadi gaddafi 230810.jpgSaadi Al-Muammar Gaddafi, who is the son of Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, held discussions with the Head of State and Government and the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe at Zimbabwe House in Harare on Monday.

 

Mr Gaddafi, who is on a one week business reconnaissance mission in Zimbabwe, said he is happy to visit Southern African countries which he said are more developed.

 

“Countries in this part of the continent are more developed than many other African countries, hence we have decided to visit the region,” said Mr Gaddafi.

 

Mr Gaddafi expressed interest in the country’s agriculture, tourism and wildlife management sectors.

 

The Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Dr Joseph Made, who accompanied Mr Gaddafi to Zimbabwe House said areas of food security are a concern to both Zimbabwe and Libya.

 

“The area of food securirty concerns both countries, food security in terms of the potential to export agricultural products,” Dr Made said.

 

During his stay in the country so far, Mr Gaddafi has met the Ministers of Tourism, Agriculture, Economic Planning and the ZIFA Board and Executive.

He has visited the Victoria Falls, where he met Parks and Wildlife officials and the mayor of the tourist resort town.

He is also expected to visit the stalled Tokwe-Mukosi dam project in Masvingo, where he has expressed interest in sugar cane growing.

Mr Gaddafi is also expected to fly to Pamushana Lodge of Malilangwe Trust Wildlife Conservancy, an externally run conservancy which drew a lot of media controversy after the visit by hip-hop star Shakira during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.