Trade relations between Angola and Zimbabwe which were affected by the economic downturn experienced by both countries in the last decade are set to improve, with negotiations to foster the relations underway.

For Zimbabwe the economic sanctions adversely affected the industry, while the civil war in Angola dealt a major blow to their economy.

A joint commission to foster trade between the two countries was set up in 1992.

Negotiations were however stalled due to economic challenges that affected both countries.

Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Angola, Ambassador Ngoni Sengwe however said the negotiations have since resumed.

Angola is currently importing farm machinery from Zimbabwe, as they revive their agriculture sector.

The country also stands to benefit from Zimbabwe’s technical expertise in farming.

Zimbabwe scrapped visa requirements for Angolans and Ambassador Sengwe revealed that Angola is also in the process of reciprocating the move, highlighting that this will further improve relations between the two countries.