By Wellington Makonese
INDIA is eying more investments in the country’s health and energy sectors with an Indian government delegation in Zimbabwe to map the way forward.
The Indian community and friends in Zimbabwe held a reception for the visiting Indian delegation led by the Minister of State for External Affairs, Honourable Shri V Muraleedharan in Harare Monday evening.
The Indian delegation is in Zimbabwe to explore ways of enhancing ties in the health and energy sectors, among other areas.
“We have cemented our relationship over the years from independence, to energy lines of credit which have reached to 416 million, etc. Now we want to invest in health, pharmaceuticals we are one of the fastest growing economies,” said Hon Muraleedharan.
Under the second republic, the stance towards creating a conducive business environment continues to be a major ingredient for economic growth.
“The Visit comes when government is seized with raft of measures to develop economy. We have value chains in pharmaceuticals, health, you are welcome to invest in these. Zimbabwe is grateful for India from independence, support against sanctions, as well as lines of credit in the energy sector, establishment of Indo-Zim technologies, leaving no one behind,” said Hon Modi.
Zimbabwe and India have existing ties emanating from the liberation struggle extending to the energy sector while creation of Indo-Zim innovation hubs typifies the cross linkages in areas of cooperation.