Australian Trade Commissioner Visits Zimbabwe
Australia's Trade Commissioner for Southern Africa, Mr Patrick Hanlon, is in Harare for a two-day visit. He will meet a range of private sector contacts, Government representatives, Australian businesses, education agents, the Zimbabwe Australia Business Council, and the Zimbabwe Australia Alumni Association. The visit is an opportunity to strengthen links between Australia and Zimbabwe, as well as share lessons from across the region.
Trade Commissioner Hanlon said 'Australia has a long history of economic engagement in Zimbabwe, and growing trade and investment links across the region. In particular, Zimbabwe and Australia share similarities in the mining and agriculture sectors, and there is potential for Australia to share its expertise and technology. Our educational services are another growing area of economic engagement with Zimbabwe, and have the added benefit of strengthening the people-to-people links between our countries.'
Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Suzanne McCourt said 'Australian investors, and local businesses, seek a stable and transparent business environment, underpinned by clear and consistent policies, in order to invest in Zimbabwe. Certainty for business and building business confidence are critical to unlocking Zimbabwe's great potential and spurring continued economic growth.'