Putin sends special message to President

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message to President Mnangagwa with the aim of entrenching existing excellent bilateral relations and establishing new economic interchange between the two countries.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Sibusiso Moyo received the message on behalf of the President from Russian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Nikolai Vladimirovic Krasilnikov.

Posting on micro-blogging site — Twitter — Dr Moyo said: “Efforts are underway to accelerate our economic partnership with Russia.” The actual contents of the message were not disclosed, but Zimbabwe and Russia have strong relations which date back to the days of the liberation struggle.

On the economic front, Russian mining ventures are already investing a lot of money through the Great Dyke Investments and the ALROSA group, which have interests in platinum and diamonds.

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