HARARE-- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged local firms to exploit his government's re-engagement policy by establishing partnerships with foreign companies which will aid the country's attainment of its economic growth vision.

Zimbabwe's Head of State, who was sworn into office on Sunday, announced here Tuesday plans to re-establish and rekindle relations with all countries of the world, a departure from his predecessor's policies.

Speaking at the launch of a partnership between a local firm, Nations Hardware and Electrical, with Chinese security firm HIKVision, President Mnangagwa said such partnerships would allow Zimbabwe to thrive and achieve its 2030 vision to become a middle income country.

I encourage business, industry and commerce to take full advantage of our engagement and re-engagement policy to establish mutually beneficial partnerships from across the world, he said. My government will continue to create an environment where capital feels safe and business can thrive and create jobs for our people and an improved standard of life for all.

President Mnangagwa said high level security systems as provided by HIKVision, which will be sold on the local market, were critical in Zimbabwe's quest to modernise its economy.

The firm provides among others artificial intelligence and surveillance systems.

The entry of this line of equipment into our market is therefore most timely and will go a long way towards enhancing efficiencies, reliability, reducing human error as well as reducing the cost of doing business within the business and industry from both a productivity and security point of view, the President said.