Posted: 31.01.2023 12:51:00

Belarus, Zimbabwe signed package of documents during Lukashenko's state visit

Belarus and Zimbabwe have signed a package of documents during Aleksandr Lukashenko's state visit, BelTA reports

In the presence of the heads of state, agreements have been signed on the promotion and mutual protection of investments, on the establishment of a joint permanent commission for co-operation.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Zimbabwe on mutual recognition of educational documents.

In addition, an intergovernmental agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion with respect to taxes on income and property has been signed.

Another agreement deals with the establishment of twinning relations between the cities of Minsk and Harare.

Contracts have been signed between Aftrade DMSS and the Government of Zimbabwe for the supply of Belarusian tractors and grain harvesting equipment, as well as equipment for the construction and modernisation of grain storage complexes.

A memorandum of understanding has also been signed for the supply of Belarusian-made machinery and equipment for the forestry industry of the Republic of Zimbabwe. 

"We have signed an agreement today on the establishment of a joint permanent commission on co-operation between Belarus and Zimbabwe, as well as some other bilateral agreements and memoranda. There are already about two dozen of them, and the potential of our co-operation is huge. I am convinced that regular direct contacts at various levels will enable us to reveal it in the best way. We have additionally agreed to create separate groups of specialists for the development of agriculture and defence," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

"If the Zimbabwean side is interested in establishing joint ventures in Zimbabwe and Belarus, we are ready to do that. Receiving raw materials from Zimbabwe, we will process them jointly with your specialists at Belarusian enterprises and share the corresponding profit in this way. We also welcome the entry of Zimbabwean capital into the capital of our enterprises," the Belarusian leader said. “We have also not ruled out working on barter schemes while talking with the President. A special group of specialists will be created for this purpose, and these people will determine the relevant goods."

As reported earlier, a bilateral business forum was held in Harare yesterday, and a number of agreements were concluded there as well.