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ZINGSA signs MoU with Roscosmos for Remote Sensing Collaboration



Nov. 5, 2021

Zimbabwe and Russia sign cooperation for space exploration and technologies

Previous Updates

Extradition Treaty with China, 2021



July 16, 2021

Zimbabwe signs Extradition Treaty with China.

Zimbabwe-Malawi Bilateral Agreement on Trade



July 13, 2021

Zimbabwe and Malawi signed an agreement to boost trade relations between the two states. The agreement frees trade between the two nations and enhances direct exports between corporations from both countries through agents and distributorships.

Zimbabwe, Botswana to Sign 7 MOUs

All Africa


Feb. 28, 2020

Zimbabwe and Botswana are poised to sign seven agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) today when Presidents Mnangagwa and Mokgweetsi Masisi meet to mark the climax of the four-day Second Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission.

Zimbabwe-China sign currency swap agreement

ZBC News


Jan. 15, 2020

Government has signed a landmark currency swap deal with the People’s Republic of China that is set increase trade between the two countries and reduce the use of scarce foreign currency resources. The currency swap deal is the indication of strong bilateral relations between the two countries.

Zimbabwe-China ties boost as top envoy jets in

The Sunday Mail


Jan. 12, 2020

President Xi Jinping’s top diplomat and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi has arrived in the country on an assignment by the Asian country’s leader, seen as a special show of strong commitment by Beijing to grow relations with Harare in 2020.

Zimbabwe, Botswana upgrade ties



Feb. 28, 2018

ZIMBABWE and Botswana have upgraded their relations from a Joint Commission to Bi-National Commission in a move that will see the presidents of both nations meeting annually to digest important socio-political and economic matters. President Mnangagwa and Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi witnessed the signing of the Bi-National Commission by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Sibusiso Moyo and Botswana’s International Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Dr Unity Dow, on Saturday on the sidelines of the just-ended 38th sadc summit held in Windoek, Namibia.

Attendence of the Sochi - Russia for Africa Summit by President E.D. Mnangagwa



Oct. 22, 2019

The President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Sochi-Russia to attend the Russia/Africa Summit beggining on 23 October 2019.

Attendence of the 74th Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the anti-sanctions lobby to the UN by President E.D. Mnangagwa



Sept. 24, 2019

President Mnangagwa faces a hectic schedule during the 74th Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) with a long list of crucial bilateral meetings lined up with representatives of countries, international bodies, multilateral agencies and business, including global media gurus. President Mnangagwa will attend the official opening of the summit by UN secretary-general Mr Antonio Guterres before holding bilateral discussions with United Kingdom Minister of State for Africa Mr Andrew Stephenson.

Signing of an MOU on Mining with Rwanda

African Mining Brief


Aug. 29, 2019

Rwanda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zimbabwe that will see the two countries cooperating and exchanging experiences from the extractive industries to develop their respective mining sectors, according to reports. Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board Minister Francis Gatare was in Harare where he signed the deal  on behalf of Rwanda while Zimbabwe’s Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando signed on behalf of his government.

President E.D. Mnangagwa's Bilateral Engagement with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe



Aug. 30, 2019

President Mnangagwa met Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a crucial engagement earmarked to strengthen bilateral ties between Zimbabwe and the world’s third largest economy. The two leaders met on the final day of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) summit. Briefing Zimbabwean journalists in Japan soon after the meeting, President Mnangagwa said the engagement with Prime Minister Abe was ‘fruitful’.

Engaging Japanese Investors at The 2019 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7)



Aug. 26, 2019

The 2019 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), where Zimbabwe is expected to sign some memoranda of understanding with players in the Japanese economy and court investors from the Asian country, will kick-off on in Yokohama, Japan. One of the memoranda of understanding will be between Zimbabwe’s premier trade promotion body, ZimTrade, and JETHRO of Japan to be signed on the sidelines of the conference.

Zimbabwe and Russia have concluded billion dollar deals set for signing in October 2019 during the Russia-Africa Summit.



Aug. 21, 2019

Zimbabwe and Russia have concluded multi-billion dollar deals in various sectors of the economy ranging from energy, mining, tourism, health, agriculture and media, a development that is expected to ensure that Harare realise the objective of Vision 2030, a Cabinet Minister said. The deals were negotiated by President Mnangagwa in January when he visited Moscow and were concluded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Sibusiso Moyo when he was in that country in early August 2019. 30th Cabinet Decision Matrix with report on Russian engagement mission

President ED Mnangagwa's special envoy on a Southern Africa tour



Aug. 15, 2019

Zimbabwe's Special Envoy, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday met Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and delivered a special message from President Mnangagwa. Ambassador Khaya Moyo further discussed matters of “mutual interest” with President Nyusi. Ambassador Khaya Moyo has been on a tour of Southern Africa where he has also met with His Majesty, King Mswati III of eSwatini, Lesotho Prime Minister Dr Thomas Thabane and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. In all the instances, Ambassador Khaya Moyo delivered special messages from President Mnangagwa and held discussions on matters of mutual interest.

Zimbabwe high powered delegation off to Moscow



Aug. 3, 2019

Russo-Zimbabwe economic co-operation continues to scale new heights, with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo leading a high-powered delegation to the Third Session of the Zimbabwe-Russia Intergovernmental Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation which will be held in Moscow, Russia, from August 5 to 7.

Zimbabwe set for a 300 Mega Watt Power Boost



Aug. 30, 2019

Electricity supplies are expected to improve significantly following a payment plan that was agreed on by Zimbabwe and South African power utility, Eskom, coupled with a US$2 million import facility through a local financial institution. This was said by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa while addressing the media on the 27th Cabinet decision matrix in Harare. Furthermore, ZESA is now accessing 300MW during off-peak hours. This additional power is availed through the Southern African Power Pool Day Ahead Market under a US$2 million facility which was mobilised by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company.

The eighth session of the Zimbabwe- Tanzania Joint Permanent Commission of Cooporation begins



July 30, 2019

The eighth session of the Zimbabwe-Tanzania Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) began in Harare with the two governments preparing to sign agreements on economic, industry and trade cooperation, as well as agriculture, transport and tourism.

Twinning agreements signed between The Municipality of Chinhoyi and Dongyang City of Zhezhiang Province in China



July 25, 2019

The Municipality of Chinhoyi and Dongyang City of Zhezhiang Province in China signed a twinning arrangement. The programme is part of a twinning arrangement between Zhezhiang Province and the provinces of Mashonaland West and Matabeleland North, with Chinese investors expected to take advantage of available opportunities in various economic sectors.

India keen to strengthen bi-lateral relationship with Zimbabwe



Nov. 3, 2018

India's Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu flew into the country and immediately pledged to strengthen relations between New Delhi and Harare.

Zimbabwe and China sign, 3 Bi-lateral Agreements



May 25, 2019

Zimbabwe and China signed three cooperation agreements focusing on the economy and social services, as the two all-weather friends take their relations to another level. The agreements were signed in Harare after marathon closed discussions between the Zimbabwe delegation headed by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, and the Chinese economic and trade delegation led by the Vice Minister of Commerce, Mr Qian Keming. In an interview after the signing ceremony, Minister Moyo said; “What was being signed here were basically three agreements. The first one, as you are aware, our cooperation between China and Zimbabwe is guided within eight principles and all eight initiatives, and these initiatives are the ones which guide the framework of cooperation, whether it is an industrial initiative or it is a technological initiative or it’s people-to-people initiative, (or) it is financial initiative.