|Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea to strengthen ties: Nguema|
|Tuesday, 10 January 2012 00:00|
Sydney Kawadza Assistant News Editor
that were strengthened after Harare thwarted a coup bid in the West African country in 2004, President Teodoro Obiang Ngue-ma has said.
President Nguema arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday morning and was met at the Harare International Airport by Acting President John Nkomo, Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Nicholas Goche and several Government officials.
Addressing journalists after holding a closed-door meeting of up to six hours with President Mugabe at State House, President Nguema said the two countries will engage in various projects.
"Our countries enjoy strong links, which are deeply rooted much more after Zimbabwe assisted in foiling an attempted coup in our country in 2004 and that brought us closer," he said.
"We would like to engage in more projects that would reinforce our relations."
President Nguema scoffed at a question by journalists on whether or not Zimbabwe will be on the agenda of the forthcoming AU summit set for the end of this month.
President Nguema last visited Zimbabwe in August 2007 to officially open the Harare Agricultural Show.
They encouraged companies in their respective countries to carry out mutually beneficial co-operation in such sectors as construction, trade, tourism and agriculture to promote steady growth of bilateral, economic and trade rela-tions.