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PM dismisses claims of large delegation to China

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai tomorrow leaves for China on Government business where he will engage in high-level meetings to resuscitate several stalled projects in Zimbabwe.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (L) in Zimbabwe
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (L) in Zimbabwe

Several projects funded through the China Exim Bank in the fields of energy and water, among others, have stalled due to several reasons including the country’s failure to service loans.

The PM is visiting China at the invitation of the Chinese government. He will hold meetings with his Chinese counterpart, Mr Wen Jiabao, attend the official opening of CIFTIS and address a Zimbabwe Promotion conference, among several other engagements.

The PM has included in his delegation the Ministers and officials from the Ministries of State Enterprises and Water Resources Management as well as officials from the Harare City Council and the Ministry of Finance.

Some of the Sino-supported projects include entities in which government has an interest as well as the rehabilitation of Harare’s water and sewerage systems.

Contrary to mischievous claims by The Herald that the Prime Minister’s Office has a bloated delegation of 31, the delegation includes 11 people from the two mentioned government Ministries, the Harare City Council and others from the Ministry of Finance.

PM Tsvangirai returns next week.

Luke Tamborinyoka
Principal Director of Communications and Spokesperson
Office of the Prime Minister  

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