Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in Zimbabwe for a three-day State visit, his first such visit to a sub-Saharan country.
The much-anticipated visit is expected to culminate in the signing of various trade and investment agreements
Zimbabwe and Belarus enjoy cordial relations, which span across all sectors of the economy, especially in the agricultural sector.
Zimbabwe is embarking on agriculture mechanisation programmes as a way of increasing productivity in the farms for food security.
In 2019, H.E President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa visited Belarus where the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation. Commitments were made to strengthen co-operation in various sectors including agriculture, mining, infrastructural development, science and innovation.
Under Phase One of the Belarus Mechanisation program, Zimbabwe took delivery of 474 tractors, 60 combines, 210 planters and 5 lowbed trucks which were distributed to farmers through CBZ and the Land Bank.