HARARE, The Belarus and Zimbabwean governments are to sign a Memorandum of Agreement for the supply of 43 million worth of agriculture equipment from the eastern European country, says the Belarus Chief of Presidential Affairs, General Victor Sheiman.
He told the media after meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo here Thursday that Belarus is committed to conducting serious bilateral co-operation with Zimbabwe in the energy, agriculture, transport and logistics sectors.
We are ready to work in various issues in the Republic of Zimbabwe for their mining activities, energy projects, construction, agriculture machinery and technology, supply and transport logistics and equipment." he added.
Right now just at this moment we will sign contracts for agriculture worth 43 million USD to supply all agriculture equipment including tractors and other agriculture equipment to Zimbabwe. Besides the agricultural equipment, I will also sign a contract for the forestry machinery that is going to be used in light industries here in Zimbabwe to benefit the forestry industry. It is around 15 million USD also under the same
facility, he said.
He said Belarus would, after signing the agreements, deploy technical experts to Zimbabwe to begin work on implementing the various deals.
After we sign our agreements of cooperation, I promise you that I will send thousands of my technical specialists here to implement what we would have signed on our bilateral level, he said.
General Sheiman said he expected trade between Zimbabwe and Belarus to increase. My goal is for 1.0 billion USD in trade between our two countries, he said.
In 2015, Zimbabwe and Belarus signed a 150 million USD Memorandum of Agreement in four areas namely, road and dam construction, mining, agriculture, municipal and other equipment.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK