President Emmerson Mnangagwa has left the country for Maputo, Mozambique, for a three-day State visit.
Mnangagwa left Harare on Sunday afternoon accompanied by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Frederick Shava, Defence and War Veteran Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona, Energy and Power Development Minister Zhemu Soda, Industry and Commerce Minister Sekai Nzenza as well as Deputy Chief Secretary – Presidential Communications, George Charamba.
He was seen off at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, a number of senior Government officials and service chiefs.
The Zimbabwean delegation is expected to sign a number of Memoranda of Understanding with Mozambican Government officials to deepen ties between the two countries.
James Manzou, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade said:
Previously, relations have been at the level of the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation, which was headed at the ministerial level, but when the two Presidents met recently in Beira, they agreed to broaden the relations to the Bi-National Commission (BNC).
Mnangagwa met Mozambique leader, President Filipe Nyusi, two months ago during a one–day official working visit in Beira, and according to The Herald, “the two leaders agreed to facilitate the emancipation of their people through economic development.”