Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has urged the private sector in India to take advantage of the reform agenda that the new dispensation has embarked on and invest in Zimbabwe.

Vice President Chiwenga, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Dr Mike Bimha  and several government officials  are in New Delhi, India for the 13th Confederation of Indian Industry, Cii-Exim Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership.

Addressing delegations at the meeting Vice President Chiwenga called upon the private sector in India to consider investing in Zimbabwe now that the new dispensation has embarked on a vigorous reform agenda in order to improve the business environment.

The vice presidents of Malawi and Uganda are attending the meeting which has also brought together ministers responsible for industry and trade in Africa.

The conclave will focus on financing for Indian investments in Africa as well as agriculture and food processing.

On Tuesday, Vice President Chiwenga and Dr Bimha will make presentations during the country session where Zimbabwe will be a guest nation.

The 13th session of the conclave is focusing mainly on five priority areas set by the African Development Bank which include energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, education and skills development, and agriculture.

At least 400 project opportunities that cut across all sectors are expected to be discussed with platforms for business to business and business to government meetings.

Zimbabwe’s reform agenda has seen a number of deals being signed that will bring positive economic growth.