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Cooperation of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Zimbabwe

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Zimbabwe were established on April 16, 1992. The Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to South Africa is accredited to Zimbabwe concurrently.

The legal framework of bilateral relations is actively developing. Currently, more than a dozen international documents have been signed between the parties, and work is underway on new agreements.

Trade relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Zimbabwe have the following dynamics:

(in millions of US dollars)

Year

Trade Volume

Export

Import

Balance

2016

4,160

0,221

3,939

-3,718

2017

21,461

18,967

2,494

16,473

2018

5,471

1,786

3,685

-1,899

2019

4,076

0,256

3,820

-3,564

2020

33,576

24,060

9,516

14,544

Over the past years, relations with Zimbabwe have created favorable conditions and prerequisites for a serious increase in Belarusian exports in the long term.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, work between Zimbabwean and Belarusian companies continued. The efforts made by government agencies and businesses on both sides have significantly increased the mutual trade turnover.

The basis of Belarusian exports in 2020 was agricultural and automotive equipment, attachments, spare parts, potash fertilizers, tires. Zimbabwe supplies Belarus with seasonal fruits.

The first high-level visit to Belarus took place in 2011, when the Vice-President of Zimbabwe, J.K. Simmons, paid a visit to Belarus.Nkomo visited Minsk. Since 2015, bilateral contacts have significantly intensified: delegations from both countries have repeatedly visited Minsk and Harare.

In January 2019, the first official visit of the President of Zimbabwe E. Mnangagwa to Belarus took place, during which a number of official events took place, including a meeting with the Head of State.

Business cooperation is actively developing. As part of the multi-industry Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) In 2019, the country stand “Made in Belarus” was organized and the first Belarusian-Zimbabwean business forum was held with the participation of the BelCCI and the Zimbabwean National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC).

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