Leonard Ncube in
THE Chinese delegation of 343 business tourists lit up
resort town over the weekend as they filled the streets and booked for some
The delegation, which was accompanied by Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira, Matabeleland Provincial Affairs Minister Richard Moyo and officials from Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, landed in the resort town on Saturday afternoon and left yesterday.
Upon arrival, the delegation – led by Mr He Liehui of Touchroad International – went for a boat cruise and a tour of the Rainforest. They were escorted in several buses around town.
In the morning they visited various markets around town before a dinner at Elephant Hills where they wowed the crowd with opera performances coupled with music and dance.
Speaking at the event, Minister Mupfumira said the partnership with the Asian country will lead to strategic economic gains.
“This visit has been extraordinary and we would like to thank President Mnangagwa for welcoming our visitors. We had a business forum with them and some went to visit Great Zimbabwe before coming here today.
Zimbabwe and have a long standing
all-weather relationship and what we have started is transforming into a
strategic partnership in line with what the two countries’ Presidents agreed on
when they met,” said Minister Mupfumira. China
She appealed to the visitors to be
“We want you to be
Zimbabwe ambassadors and tell and the
whole world to visit our country. We hope you will come again to visit,” said
the Minister. China
Min Mupfumira also said that Government was already engaging towards a flight from
China via . Plans are also underway
to open an office in Tanzania Shanghai, China with the aim of linking up with
Zimbabweans in Asia.
Yesterday the group had a cultural lunch at the same venue before departing for
The leader of the delegation Mr He said
has potential to be a world class destination. Zimbabwe
“This is our last day for the trip and we are grateful for the hospitality we received in
country has a lot of treasures and we believe it will be a world class
destination in future,” he said, while promising to assist Government in
developing the Zimbabwe
Before coming to
Zimbabwe, the delegation visited . @ncubeleon Djibouti
Source: Chinese delegation lights up Vic Falls (20/5/19)