By Langton Ncube|Outgoing Swiss envoy to Zimbabwe and Malawi Ms Ruth Huber is confident of enhanced investment ties between her nation and Zimbabwe building on the crucial engagements held between the two countries’ leaders at the Davos meeting last month.
Swiss investors are ready to invest in Zimbabwe, was the massage from outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Malawi after she bade farewell to President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare today.
The tone for warming relations between the countries culminates from the meeting held between President Mnangagwa and his Swiss counterpart Mr Alain Berset on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos where Zimbabwe outlined its perspectives for economic growth and areas which the European nation can partner.
Building on this meeting, the Swiss envoy said she remains optimistic of enhanced investments going forward given the standing bilateral trade agreements between the two nations.
After serving for two and a half years in Zimbabwe, Ms Huber said she will continue to escalate the new open business policy adopted under the new administration.
Building on the confidence already highlighted by Swiss cereal giant Nestle which has invested over $30 million to refurbish and upgrade its plant in Zimbabwe, the scope to further attract investments from this source market is already there.
The European nation can do well to also partner in the exploitation of the country’s vast mineral resources.