Mr. Ali Morad calls for strong, strategic partnership between Arab countries and Zimbabwe


The President of the Lebanese-Zimbabwean Friendship Association, Mr. Ali Morad, made several phone calls on the occasion of Eid al-Adha with Lebanese and Arab officials, and raised during the talks the importance of strengthening Arab relations with the Republic of Zimbabwe. Among them are the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, His Honorable Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon, Mr. Abdullah Bou Habib, the Honorable Minister of State of Qatar with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister and Head of Qatar National Library Dr. Hamad Al-Kuwari, the Honorable Ambassador of the State of Qatar in Beirut, Mr. Ibrahim Al-Sahlawi, Head of the National Current Party Al-Hur and the head of the largest parliamentary bloc in Lebanon, Honorable Minister Gebran Bassil, the Honorable ambassador of the State of Qatar in Geneva, Mr. Mohammed Al-Kuwari, and the representative in the Parliament of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mrs. Zainab Abdul-Amir. Mr. Morad also made several contacts with a number of businessmen in Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Morad called for the need to take advantage of investment opportunities in the fields of industry, agriculture, tourism, energy, health and education in Zimbabwe. He stated that since President Emmerson Mnangagwa assumed the presidency, the state began to develop a very clear vision to deal with challenges, the most important of which is the re-attraction of foreign investments, especially Arab and Asian investments. Morad noted that Zimbabwe has been keen on providing a required legislative environment to improve the investment and business climate, in order to pave the way in legislative terms for a greater movement of the private sector and foreign investors during the coming period. Mr.Morad stressed that Zimbabwe is considered one of the most important countries for investment in Africa, as it combines a culture of investment and transparent trade, a highly educated workforce, and appropriate economic policies for investment and trade.