Zim-Moza to upgrade to Bi-National Commission

By ZBC Reporter

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has left the country for a three-day state visit to Maputo Mozambique.

The visit will see the elevation of a Joint Commission on co-operation to a Bi-National Commission.

The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Frederick Shava, Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona, among others

Zimbabwe’s advance delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is already in Maputo ahead of the high level meeting.

During the two countries’ last Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) held in Harare in 2019, agreements centred on cooperation in the fight against transnational organised crimes and the demining exercise along the border of the two countries.

Zimbabwe recently donated maize to its neighbour to help with food security issues in the Cabo Delgado Province where the SADC Military Mission is fighting insurgents to bring peace.

More cooperation on the economic front is expected between the sister nations as they elevate the JPC to a BNC.

President Mnangagwa and his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi are expected to preside over the signing ceremony of memoranda of understanding.