Iranian President arrives in Zimbabwe

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, has arrived in the country and was met by his counterpart President Mnangagwa at Robert Mugabe International Airport today.

The rare visit to Zimbabwe marks the latest diplomatic effort by the Islamic Republic to forge new alliances and ease its international isolation.

The Iranian President is on a three-day trip which will extend to Kenya and Uganda.

It is also the first by an Iranian president to Africa in 11 years.

According to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, Raisi will head a delegation that includes the foreign minister as well as senior businesspeople. He is scheduled to meet with presidents from the three countries.

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