Lukashenko, a strong supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, gave Zimbabwe farming equipment including tractors, trucks and combine harvesters in a deal that has not been made public.
The deal is estimated to be part of the country’s mechanisation programme, worth around $66m.
Both Zimbabwe and Belarus are under Western sanctions over gross human rights violations and depriving citizens of their democratic rights.
“Today, the biggest countries of the world, the world powers are trying to divide the world, they are trying to suppress countries like Zimbabwe and Belarus and of course to benefit from such suppression,” says Lukashenko through an interpreter during a joint press conference with Mnangagwa at the State House in Harare on Tuesday.
Deals lacking transparency and accountability
Mnangagwa says his government embraces Belarus and any other country that is willing to relate
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