Mnangagwa begs Putin to help him develop Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has asked for guidance from his Russian counterpart to help surmount his country’s mounting economic challenges.
Referring to Putin as a senior brother, Mnangagwa said he particularly looked up to the Russian leader for economic direction.
“Your Excellency, I would wish that we now attend to deepening economic cooperation between our countries, and our country is developing – it is a third-world country – so that you, as a senior brother, can hold my hand as I try to develop Zimbabwe,” he said.
The Zimbabwean leader is currently in Eastern Europe for an official visit scheduled to end at the World Economic Forum later this month in Davos, Switzerland.
As at Tuesday (January 15) the president and his delegation were in Russia where he met with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.