President’s Davos trip enhanced Zim’s engagement and re-engagement drive

By ZBC Reporter

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s active participation at the recently-held World Economic Forum significantly boosted Zimbabwe’s engagement and re-engagement drive, Cabinet announced on Tuesday.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Honourable Dr Frederick Shava, presented the Report on His Excellency the President’s Participation at the 2022 World Economic Forum, which was held in Davos from 24 to 26 May, 2022.

“Cabinet would like to highlight that His Excellency the President’s presence and active participation in various high-level events at the Forum, as well as the calibre of private and public sector leaders the President was able to interact with, significantly boosted Zimbabwe’s engagement and re-engagement drive and helped in conveying an accurate picture of developments in Zimbabwe,” noted the minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Dr Jenfan Muswere, who was standing in for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa.

All in all, the President participated in various events, including a private engagement with the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab; two breakfast interactive session with world leaders, business executives and civil society; two closed-session “informal gatherings of world economic leaders” (IGWEL); a strategy session on Africa’s economic outlook; and a workshop focused on attracting new investment and services markets in Africa.

At the summit, President Mnangagwa co-chaired two sessions and was also given the honour of delivering the opening remarks in a third session.

On the sidelines of his busy World Economic Forum schedule, the President found time to meet senior executives of two Swiss companies with operations in Zimbabwe, namely: Holcim-Larfage, global cement and other construction materials manufacturer; and Sygenta Agri-chemicals.

In keeping with his tradition wherever he travels, the President traveled to Zurich where he met Zimbabweans in the diaspora, including those based in Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.