President Yoweri Museveni arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe on Thursday and is Friday expected to officially open the ongoing 60th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo.
Museveni was received at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Zimbabwe’s President, Emerson Mnangagwa, senior government officials of Zimbabwe, service chiefs and several African diplomats.
He was greeted with a 21-gun salute and inspected a Guard of Honour mounted by members of the Presidential Guard.
He was then chauffeured to State House Harare where he was hosted to a reception dinner by his counterpart, President Mnangagwa.
The ZITF began on Tuesday and is being held under the theme, “Propagating Industrial Growth through Trade and Investment” and will be officially opened around mid day.
Museveni’s presence at the annual show adds to the international flair where 16 countries, including Belarus, Botswana, Ethiopia, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Zambia, are participating.