Minister Shava continues on the laid reengament path

by | May 18, 2021 | Business, International, Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

The new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Dr Frederick Shava has hit the ground running, picking up from where his predecessor left in driving the reengagement agenda.

Minister Shava today left for Botswana, where he met Lemogang Kwape the country`s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister.
He is expected to visit Namibia and South Africa in the trip from which he will return on May 21.

“This visits, a first in his capacity as Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister will afford the Minister the opportunity to exchange views with his counterparts on the status of, and strengthening bilateral relations,” said Mrs Chemwayi.

It is in these meetings that Foreign Minister Hon Shava will exchange views on regional, continental and international issues of common interest.
Some of the topics expected to be covered include the African Continental Free trade Agreements (AfCFTA) and the state of Security in Mozambique’s terrorist threatened Cabo Delgado region.

In Namibia, Honourable Shava will meet Honourable Nutembo Nandi-Ndaitwah with whom he shall co-chair the 6th Round of the Political and Diplomatic Consultations of the Zimbabwe/ Namibia Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation.

“The ministers will sight the Agreement on the establishment of a Bi-National Commission which is chaired at Head of State and Government level,” said Mrs Chemwayi.

“These visits are an affirmation on the Government policy of engagement and re-engagement and also to seek trade and investment opportunities for Zimbabwe,” she added.