Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that “some kind of chemistry” developed between him and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, and friendly relations were immediately established. This was reported on January 31 by the BelTA agency.
“Since our first meeting with Alexander Lukashenko, we have developed some kind of “chemistry”. And we realized that we look at things the same way, at the development of our countries,” the politician said.
According to Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe is ready to be friends with Belarus and all countries that share its approach to politics.
“It cannot be that one country is a horse and another is a driver. We are either all together horses, or drovers. We should all be in the same boat and look the same,” the politician continued.
He also shared that he was impressed by Belarus, the level of development of various industries, including the agro-industrial sector. Relations with the Republic of Zimbabwe will expand, the country’s leader promised.
Earlier Tuesday, Lukashenko presented a tractor to Mnangagwa. In response, he presented the Belarusian president with a stuffed lion.
The leader of Belarus arrived on a state visit to the African state the day before. The politician was met by the President of Zimbabwe, and members of the welcoming delegation performed national dances for him.
The parties signed a package of documents, in particular, agreements on the promotion and mutual protection of investments, on the establishment of a joint permanent commission on cooperation.