By Tatenda Mujeyi
HARARE – The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Kazembe Kazembe will visit the St Petersburg Cultural show in Russia next month following an invitation from the Russian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, .
The invitation follows the continually growing relationship between the two countries, dating back to the country’s independence in 1980.
“As you know, the Zimbabwe government has a relationship with Russia which dates back to the country’s independence. Russia has proved to be an all weather friend Zimbabwe cherishes. The invitation announced today continues that path.” Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Honourable Kazembe Kazembe said.
The St Petersburg Cultural event is an annual event held within the Russian Capital with the aim to showcase the diverse and rich Russian Culture to attendees.
“The St Petersburg Cultural show will be held in St Petersburg, Russia from the 11th to the 13th of November with the thrust of showcasing the culture of Russia.” The Russian ambassador to Zimbabwe, Nikolai Krasilnikov said.
The courtesy call also saw Russia emphasising it’s commitment to partner Zimbabwe in setting it’s development strategy in other areas of mutual interest.
“Zimbabwe is Russia’s all weather friend and we have a lot of other projects that we are working on, for example we have the clean nuclear energy project, this year also saw the increase of the number of recipients of the Russian Scholarships by the Russian President. The Russian Ambassador to Zimbabwe also said.
The show is attended by top and global dignitaries, business leaders and the Russian people and will be held in St Petersburg, Russia from with the visit set to avail more partnership between the two countries.
By Tatenda Mujeyi