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HARARE, July 26– President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has held talks here with a special envoy despatched by his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby, to deliver a special message.

The envoy, Thaisso Mokaye, who declined to discuss the purpose of the visit, told journalists after the meeting that they had discussed a number of issues, including bilateral relations between the two
countries.

“Relations between the two countries are very rich and very strong,” said Mokaye who is Chad’s Higher Education Minister. He said Presidents Mugabe and Deby shared the same vision for Africa and consulted “from time to time”.

However, sources who attended the meeting said the delegation was canvassing support for the central African country’s Finance Mnister, Bedoumra Kordje, who is vying to be the next president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Kordje, who is a former secretary-general of the AfDB, was also present when Mokaye met President Mugabe.

The continental bank holds elections to choose its next leader in 2015. Current AfDB president Donald Kaberuka, who is Rwanda’s former finance minister, is serving his second five-year term since taking up the post on 2005.

SOURCE: NEW ZIANA

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