By Staff Reporter
His Excellency the President and ZANU PF First Secretary Cde E.D Mnangagwa yesterday officially opened the Zimbabwe- Rwanda Trade and Investment Conference which is running up to 31 March 2022. There he revealed that the Conference's main focus was on strengthening trade and investment partnerships between Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
The Conference, which is in its second leg after the first one was held in Rwanda in 2022, was this year held in Zimbabwe at Meikles Hotel in Harare and is running under the theme ‘Explore, Invest, Export’ which resonates well with the widely accepted view, that trade, investment and exports are key drivers of sustainable socio-economic development growth.
The Conference is expected to unlock strategies in growing the nation’s business, trade and as well as improve investments.
President Mnangagwa highlighted that Government is committed to create an environment conducive for business and stands ready to welcome investors.
“In light of this, my Government remains committed to creating an environment that is conducive for business, while realising the expansion of economic cooperation, trade and investment. We, thus, stand ready to welcome investors and global capital from across all countries of the world," President Mnangagwa said.
He went on to say, “I am honoured and pleased to officiate at this important Zimbabwe- Rwanda Trade and Investment Conference, whose aim is to foster trade and investment partnerships between our two friendly countries. The Conference gives impetus to our quest to strengthen our commercial ties and accelerate the implementation of mutual programmes and projects towards improving the standard and quality of life to the people of Rwanda and Zimbabwe."
At the Conference, Zimbabwe and Rwanda signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), that is in Trade and Investment, Implementation agreement on Energy and MoU between Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation and the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce.
Government is fulfilling one of its promises it made to people in the manifesto that it will boost and foster Zimbabawe's Economy