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A special envoy from the State of Qatar headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Khalid Mohamed Al-Attiyah arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday to deliver a special message to President Mugabe from his counterpart, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Dr Mohamed Al-Attiyah was received by Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo at the Harare International Air- port.

He is leading a five-member delegation that is expected to meet President Mugabe today.

The visit by the Qatar delegation comes hot on the heels of another 25-member delegation led by Mr LV Xinhua from China that is in the country to explore investment opportunities.

Ambassador Khaya Moyo, who is also the Minister of Economic Planning, said the delegation’s purpose was to meet President Mugabe as they carried a special message for him.

Ambassador Khaya Moyo said the message was meant for the President so he was not privy to the contents.

“I received the special envoy, the Foreign Minister of Qatar who will meet his Excellency President Mugabe tomorrow (today). I am not aware of the purpose of his visit as he will deliver his message to the President,” he said.

Last year it was reported that Zimbabwe and Qatar would sign several bilateral agreements in agriculture and tourism among other sectors to stimulate trade and political relations.

Source : The Herald

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