Zimbabwe is re-engaging Egypt under the two countries’ bilateral scholarship arrangement for opportunities that can improve the country’s manufacturing, health and agriculture sectors.
This comes as the government is moving towards revitalising the country’s economy under the new dispensation.
The Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Christopher Mushohwe met with the Egyptian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Mohamed Fahmy to discuss possibilities of sending professionals to Egypt to specialise in a number of areas which include agriculture, health and technology.
“Under the new dispensation, the government’s focus is on opening up business to the international community and we are placing emphasis on specialisation in areas like health, agriculture and technology. We are working on creating enough human capital qualified to improve and turn around the country’s economy,” he said.
Ambassador Mohamed Fahmy said his country is open to increasing bilateral relations and cooperation with Zimbabwe and will necessitate the move to improve Zimbabwe’s economy.
“Zimbabwe and Egypt share good relations and we have the intention to consolidate our cooperation with Zimbabwe and we will try and see how we can help in this regard,” he said.
Zimbabwe and Egypt share good relations which date back to the pre-independence era and currently, a number of Zimbabwean students is studying in Egypt under the two countries’ bilateral scholarship arrangements.