Zimbabwe and Iran signed 12 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on Thursday to enhance bilateral ties, marking the end of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s three-nation tour of Africa.
Raisi, who had previously visited Kenya and Uganda earlier in the week, held a meeting with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare.
“Both our countries, Iran and Zimbabwe, stand against sanctions, considering them as a tool employed by the Americans to exert military pressure on nations,” stated Raisi.
The 12 MOUs encompass various collaborations, including the establishment of a tractor manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe through a partnership between an Iranian company and a local entity. Additionally, the two nations have signed agreements for cooperation in the fields of energy, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, as well as research, science, and technology projects.