Zimbabwe’s vast reserves of rare earth minerals and lithium, which are crucial components in the production of electric vehicle batteries, was one of the many important discussion points on the agenda during a recent high-level Zimbabwean trade delegation visit to Atlanta. SACCUSA partook in the activities as the delegation, comprising CEOs from prominent businesses and government entities in Zimbabwe, promoted Zimbabwe to the USA.
The group focused on various sectors, including industry, finance, and mining and its vast reserves of rare earth minerals and lithium. Key stakeholders in Atlanta were given insight into infrastructure investment opportunities and potential partnerships available in Zimbabwe. They emphasized the country’s strong human capital commitment to creating a workforce that meets the needs of a global business environment to attract foreign investment.
The delegation showcased Zimbabwe’s strong higher education sector, rich mineral resources, advanced agriculture techniques, and the government’s focus on sustainable development. This trade mission provided an excellent platform for building mutually beneficial relationships between Zimbabwean and Atlanta-based businesses.
By promoting Zimbabwe as an attractive trade destination, the delegation aimed to foster economic growth, create employment opportunities, and enhance bilateral trade relations. The visit underscored the importance of cooperation and collaboration in harnessing the potential of Zimbabwe’s resources for the benefit of both countries.
High level discussion between Georgia Tech and the Zimbabwe Permanent Secretary of Education, Prof Fanwell Tigwira unlocked cooperation opportunities. Other meetings included the Georgia department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the South African Chamber of Commerce in the USA.