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Bilateral relations between the two countries improved after the UAE showed its benevolence. This was by sending aid in response to the Cyclone Idai storm in March 2019. Planeloads of humanitarian assistance were sent to Zimbabwe, which went a long way in helping victims and mitigating the impact of the cyclone. UAE also assisted the Southern African country’s fight against Covid-19 with a consignment of required medical drugs.

Early March, the new dispensation approved the establishment of a commercial consulate in the commercial hub of Dubai. Economic and trade attachés will operate in the consulate. This is an effort to complement investment promotion being done by Zimbabwe’s embassy in the UAE.

In a cabinet briefing published by The Herald on March 17, 2022, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Frederick Shava said the development created an environment conducive to doing business.

Zimbabwe’s education sector is highly regarded worldwide and as far back as 2011, the country had a 97 per cent literacy rate of people above the age of 15.

The difficult economic times in Zimbabwe have meant that there is little to nothing in terms of opportunities for Zimbabwean professional talent in general with teachers and healthcare workers specifically involved in engagements with the government over better working conditions.

These engagements have often turned acrimonious with devastating and unfortunate consequences. In a very strange turn of events, the government is said to have offered striking medical and healthcare workers access to free Wi-Fi internet as an incentive for them to come back to work.