Sunday 1 April 2018


PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will fly out to China today for a five-day state visit where he will address potential investors.

Mnangagwa, who took over from former president Robert Mugabe in November last year following a coup, is also scheduled to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.  A Chinese embassy official in Harare, Zhao Baogang, said the state visit was meant to strengthen ties between the two countries.

“(Mnangagwa will have) a tight schedule as we want to ensure that we elevate the relations between the two countries to a new level,” Zhao told journalists in Harare on Friday.

Mnangagwa will arrive in Beijing tomorrow afternoon and address a business conference the following day.

“The president will attend a business promotion conference in Beijing where Zimbabwean and Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and bankers will attend,” Zhao added.

“President Mnangagwa will deliver a keynote address to the conference on policies in Zimbabwe and also, the new political dispensation.”

Mnangagwa will be honoured with a 21-gun salute after inspecting a guard of honour on Tuesday.

Zhao said the two leaders and their ministers would sign several bilateral agreements.


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