president robert mugabe returns from asia with nkomo 20-11-11.pngThe Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe has arrived back home from his official visit to Asia.

Cde Mugabe’s delegation included the First Lady, Amai Grace Mugabe, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister, Dr Joseph Made, Foreign Affairs Minister, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and senior government officials. They were received at the Harare International Airport by Vice President John Landa Nkomo.

Also to receive President Mugabe were the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu, Minister of Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development, Cde Nicholas Goche, service chiefs and other top government officials.

During his one week visit to the East, Cde Mugabe and the First Lady, Amai Grace Mugabe attended the graduation ceremony of their daughter, Bona, who completed a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Degree in Accountancy at the City University in Hong Kong.

bona mugabe graduation 20-11-11.pngBona was honoured with her first degree together with her long time friend, Nyaradzo Khimbini, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management, becoming Zimbabwe’s first students to study at City University in Hong Kong.

Also to grace the graduation ceremony were Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to China, Cde Fedrick Shava and the Khimbini family.

 

President Mugabe promised the City University authorities that Zimbabwe is prepared to send more students to study at the Asian institution of higher learning.

 

Meanwhile, President Mugabe’s state visit to Asia enabled him to hold a series of high level meetings with the political and business leadership in Hong Kong and China aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between the two nations.

 

In Hong Kong, Cde Mugabe and his delegation held discussions with potential investors interested in exploring, buying and processing diamonds, gold, tantalite, lithium and platinum in Zimbabwe.

 

Cde Mugabe’s itinerary took him to China where he held separate closed door meetings with the Republic of China Acting President, Mr Xi Jinping, Chinese Minister of International Department, Mr Wang Jiarui, China Development Bank President, Mr Jiang Chaoliang and EXIM Bank President, Mr Li Ruogu on issues relating to agricultural support and the unfolding political developments in which the West are bullying weaker nations to effect the so-called regime change and the looting of their God-given natural resources.

 

Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to China, Cde Fredric Shava, told journalists that the President also held meetings with officials from a Chinese Airline, which wants to partner Air Zimbabwe.

 

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Cde Mugabe and his delegation also met officials from Anjin, a Chinese company which was given a license to mine diamonds in Manicaland Province.

 

The officials expressed gratitude to Zimbabwe after their company was granted permission to start selling their diamond stockpile by the Kimberly Process.

 

While in Asia, President Mugabe also had time with South African Consul-General to Hong Kong, Mrs Nematemba Tambo, who paid him a courtesy call.

 

Mrs Tambo is the daughter of the late founding member of the African National Congress (ANC), Oliver Tambo.

 

She described Cde Mugabe as a great leader with wise advice that Africa should tap into to build a better continent.