The government’s re-engagement drive is yielding positive results with the Belarusian business delegation expected into the country to establish the Zimbabwe Belarus Business Council which will promote trade cooperation between the two countries.

Mr Tamuka Macheka

President of the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) Mr Tamuka Macheka who accompanied President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his Eurasian tour representing Zimbabwe’s business community told ZBC News that the visit will culminate into their maiden exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair later in the month.

The Belarus business delegation consisting of 10 companies will be in the country to scout for opportunities in various sectors of the economy.

“The head of the business delegation will sign the formation of the Zimbabwe Belarus Business Chamber of Commerce after the MOU signed during President Mnangagwa’s tour to the East European nation early this year. We expect the country to benefit from this relationship by opening up trade cooperation between the two countries,” he said.

This reciprocal visit shows the success of the government’s ‘open for business’ mantra as there will be enhanced partnerships in areas such as agriculture, ICT, tourism and mining.

The ten companies are also going to exhibit at the ZITF in Bulawayo, the first by such a country since the inception of the trade exhibition.