Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi called on Iran to make investments in his country’s industrial and agricultural sectors and transfer the know-how for the manufacture of agricultural machineries and pesticides. Mumbengegwi made the remarks in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki on the sidelines of the 62nd UN General Assembly meeting in New York, a statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau said.
During the meeting, Mottaki described the two countries’ relations as good, and assured that Tehran would expand its ties with Zimbabwe in the form of mutual cooperation and developmental aids.
The Zimbabwean foreign minister, for his part, noted domestic developments in his country, and said, “Due to Zimbabwe’s deep dependence on Britain and the problems posed by London to reforms in my country, our government is entangled with many problems, including the sharp increase in prices and the lack of raw materials for our manufacturing factories.”
“Under such conditions we expect Iran to make investments in our industrial and agricultural sectors and transfer the know-how for the manufacture of farming machineries and pesticides,” he continued.