Mnangagwa to travel to Namibia for business and bilateral engagements

Zimbabwe's President: Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe's President: Emmerson Mnangagwa

Harare – President Emmerson Mnangagwa will travel to Namibia to strengthen bilateral ties as well as explore new avenues to boost trade, business and cooperation the Namibian government has announced.

Mnangagwa will travel to the Southern African giant on Monday, 15th of January 2018.

“His Excellency Mr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe will pay a one-day courtesy visit to Namibia on Monday, 15 January 2018.

During his visit in Namibia, President Mnangagwa will use the occasion to formally introduce himself since assuming office and hold bilateral talks with His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia.” read part of the statement.

It becomes his second official visit, after he travelled to South Africa, which is Zimbabwe’s biggest trading partner, in late December.

Since he was inaugurated, Mnangagwa has set about to promote investment, and improve regional and continental trade, while re-engaging western partners.

In December, he met members of the diaspora business community, whom he encouraged to return home and assist him in fixing the country.

The Namibia trip is another stride by the new regime to fix the country’s ailing economy which they inherited from Robert Mugabe.

The statement released by the Namibian government confirmed that the purpose of the visit is inline with the new government’s attempt to bolster regional trade and cooperation.

“The visit is being conducted in the interest of further strengthening existing excellent bilateral relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe and to consider new possible areas of cooperation.” it said.