WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR
His Excellency Alfred Mutiwazuka
Welcome! Hosgeldiniz! Tokugashirai Nemufaro ! Siyalamukela Ngenjabulo!
Thank you and Welcome to the official website of the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in Ankara, the Republic of Turkey.
Zimbabwe enjoys very cordial relations with Turkey which opened an Embassy in Harare in 2011. In order to further deepen and broaden the bilateral relations, Zimbabwe opened an Embassy in Ankara in October 2019. This website provides vital information about Zimbabwe and its relations with Turkey. Read more
Zimbabwe-Turkey Bilateral Relations
The cordial relations between Zimbabwe and Turkey are expected to be enhanced following the reciprocal opening of the Zimbabwean Embassy in Ankara in October 2019.
The signing of the 2018 Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Zimbabwe and Turkey paves way to boost commercial ties between the two countries. There is great potential for increased bilateral trade. In 2013, Harare and Ankara signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement which came into effect in 2017. This will result in improved movement between the peoples of the two nations.
Zimbabwe’s major exports to Turkey include tobacco and tobacco products, raw hides and skins, mineral products ores and crafts. Zimbabwe’s main imports from Turkey are machinery and mechanical appliances, automotives, textiles, medial and electrical equipment, chemicals and fertilizers.
At the private sector level, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries CZI and Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) keep close contact by attending each other’s conferences where they also discuss business opportunities between the two countries. CZI and DEIK signed an Agreement to set up a Turkey-Zimbabwe Business Council which has since became operational.
In terms of technical cooperation, Zimbabwe is grateful to the Government of Turkey for the numerous scholarships it awards to Zimbabwean students in fields such as IT, Engineering, International Relations, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Economics and Medicine.