By ZBC Reporter
A Zimbabwean Parliamentary Delegation led by the Speaker of Parliament , Advocate Jacob Francis Nzwidamilimo Mudenda, has paid a courtesy call on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan this Wednesday.
Welcoming the delegation to Rashtrapati Bhavan, India’s President said relations between India and Zimbabwe are centuries old.
“The presence of about 9000 people of Indian origin in Zimbabwe is an important link between our people,” she said.
The President was happy to note that India’s economic relations with Zimbabwe are progressing well.
“The trade between India and Zimbabwe is around $200 million. Indian companies have invested about $500 million in Zimbabwe. India has provided five lines of credit to Zimbabwe, and has also set up a vocational training centre,” she added.
She was also happy to note that the ITEC and ICCR scholarships from India are popular among Zimbabweans and highlighted she we should make more efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation.
President Droupadi Murmu noted that parliament represents the voice of the people hence there should be more interaction and exchange between the Zimbabwean and Indian Parliament, especially because India is the world’s largest democracy.
“Our strong and vibrant democracy starts from the grassroots level. It truly represents the people of this country.”
She expressed confidence that the delegation would learn more about India’s democratic systems during this visit.