Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr Mike Bimha will from 27 to 29 June lead a Zimbabwean delegation to the First Belt and Road Agrifood and Trade Summit (ATS) taking place in Hong Kong, China which is expected to discuss and exchange views on investment and development in the agriculture sector.
The summit which will be held under the theme ‘Opportunities and Challenges to The Agriculture and Food Industry’ brings together more than 1500 including government officials, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, ambassadors, consul-generals, international investors.
Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) who will also be part of the Zimbabwean delegation accompanying Bimha said the summit is a platform to discuss and exchange views on issues to do with investment and development in agriculture and food industry.
“The focus of the summit is to discuss and exchange views regarding on issues to do with demand in investment and development in agriculture and food industry, the opportunity and challenge of cooperation brought by business collaboration under the Initiative,” said ZAS Head of Sales and marketing, Cynthia Tapera.
According to ZAS, the event comes on the background of Hong Kong’s advantages as an international super connector in finance, trade and professional services, ATS aims at providing a high level forum, combines government and business which brings together Ministers of Agriculture and Trade as captioned speakers to address and exchange views about the business opportunities and challenges in agri- food industry along Belt and Road (B and R) countries under the initiative.
Bimha is amongst the six national ministers to speak on the Opportunities and Challenges to the National Agriculture and Food Industry under the Belt and Road Initiative.
The other speakers are Mr. Dhimitër Kote, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania, Mr. Veng Sakhon Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Mr. Levan Davitashvili, Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Mr. Giedrius Surplys Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, Hon. Teresa Wat Member of the B.C. Legislative Assembly of Canada, Former B.C. Minister of International Trade of Canada.