MINSK, – Belarus and Zimbabwe are discussing possible cooperation in industry and power engineering. These areas of cooperation were discussed during a meeting between Belarus’ Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa and concurrently to Zimbabwe Andrei Molchan and Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi in Harare on 18 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus.

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On February 18, 2015 during working visit to Harare (Zimbabwe) Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to South Africa and Zimbabwe (with residence in Pretoria) Andrei Molchan met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zimbabwe Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.

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“The parties noted the positive dynamics of political contacts, the growth of mutual trade, and also discussed the areas where the two countries can enhance cooperation, particularly in the agricultural, industrial, energy and education sectors. An agreement was reached to continue work on the legal framework and institutional basis of the bilateral relations,” the press service informed.

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The Belarusian Ambassador also met with Zimbabwe Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko who reaffirmed Zimbabwe’s interest to bolster mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation with Belarus in a wide range of areas.

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The sides noted positive dynamics of political contacts, increase in bilateral turnout as well as discussed steps to intensify cooperation between the two countries, especially in agriculture, industry, energy and education.

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The parties agreed to continue the formation of legal base and institutional framework of bilateral relations.

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Ambassador of Belarus also had a meeting with the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Phelekezela Mphoko. During the meeting Zimbabwean side confirmed its interest to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries on a wide range of areas.