By Josephine Mugiyo
OUTGOING Swiss Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Niculin Jager bade farewell to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare this Wednesday, where he expressed confidence in the growth of trade relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Jager has been in Zimbabwe for the past four years and says it has been a productive tenure.
The top envoy, who met President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a closed door meeting this Wednesday, says the cordial relations between his country and Zimbabwe are anchored on economic ties.
“The last four years have been an incredible journey of close corporation between Zimbabwe and Switzerland. The relations are very cordial and they have focused a lot on economic exchange. This allowed us to touch on different topics. We witnessed the President’s visit to DAVOS in 2018 and again, recently, he was there again,” said Ambassador Jager.
Ambassador Jager said the negotiated new agreement that will lay the framework to improve investment policies is key to improving trade between the two countries.
“We negotiated a new agreement that will late the framework between the two countries to better investment policies. This will open opportunities for new investors. We have Swiss companies that are here and they are actually selling to Zimbabwe market but not much exports but we hope that will change so that there are more exports,” he said.
The Second Republic has prioritised economic diplomacy as the government seeks to ensure the country maximizes on its vast resources through attracting investors and increasing exports.