Zimbabwe and Tanzania discuss deal to boost economic ties.

Plans are in motion for Zimbabwe and Tanzania to cement their relationship. This plan will enable both nations to thrash out numerous economic agreements. However, the discussion is set to take place during the Eighth Session of the Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation (JPCC).

Meanwhile, the deal is in line with the new dispensation’S drive to promote economic diplomacy for the attainment of Vision 2030 of an Upper Middle Income status.

Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador James Manzou said “The JPCC represents the intensification of our engagement efforts. We are intensifying our relations but focusing on economic diplomacy.”

The discussion first made wave after President Magufuli visited Zimbabwe in May on a two-day State visit. During his visit, the two leaders made committments to transfigure the existing historical and political bilateral relations to become even stronger.

The JPCC comes soon after Zimbabwe and Namibia resolved to elevate their relations from JPCC to Bi-National Commission (BNC). However, the JPCC is for ministers while the BNC involves Presidents.

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