BELARUS says it will open its first ever embassy in Zimbabwe before 31 January 2022.
The decision is contained in the Council of Ministers’ resolution No.477 of 23 August 2021 published on the national internet portal on 25 August, the country’s newspaper BelTA has reported.
The report says the Belarus Finance Ministry has been instructed to finance the costs of opening and maintaining the Belarusian embassy in Zimbabwe within the funds provided for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the national budget for the opening and maintenance of diplomatic missions and consular offices abroad.
The decree enters into force on the day of its official publication.
Belarus is located in Eastern Europe and is crossed by major transit routes of the entire continent, including one of Eurasia’s main transport corridors from southwest to northeast.
In January 2019, President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited the met his Belarusian counterpart President Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Independence Palace in Minsk.
Belarus produces reputable agricultural and mining trucks that can be used to move ore.
It is expected Belarus could benefit from Zimbabwe’s food industry, mineral ores as well as chemicals exports.