PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will fly out to China today for a five-day state visit where he will address potential investors.
BY BLESSED MHLANGA
Mnangagwa, who took over from former president Robert Mugabe in November last year following a coup, is also scheduled to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A Chinese embassy official in Harare, Zhao Baogang, said the state visit was meant to strengthen ties between the two countries.
“(Mnangagwa will have) a tight schedule as we want to ensure that we elevate the relations between the two countries to a new level,” Zhao told journalists in Harare on Friday.
Mnangagwa will arrive in Beijing tomorrow afternoon and address a business conference the following day.
“The president will attend a business promotion conference in Beijing where Zimbabwean and Chinese investors, entrepreneurs and bankers will attend,” Zhao added.
“President Mnangagwa will deliver a keynote address to the conference on policies in Zimbabwe and also, the new political dispensation.”
Mnangagwa will be honoured with a 21-gun salute after inspecting a guard of honour on Tuesday.
Zhao said the two leaders and their ministers would sign several bilateral agreements.