Ministry of Foreign Affairs And International Trade

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
TypeGovernment Organisation
HeadquartersMunhumutapa Building, Samora Machel Avenue/ Sam Nujoma Street
Sibusiso Moyo
RemarksPhone: (263)-242-794681-6 (263)-242-706114-5 (263)-242-793372-5

Ministry of Foreign Affairs And International Trade is a Ministry in the Government of Zimbabwe.

In 1980, the Minister of Foreign Affairs was Simon Muzenda (also Deputy Prime Minister). See Zimbabwe Cabinet 1980.


In 1987, some of these functions were handled by the Ministry of Trade and Commerce, under Oliver Munyaradzi. It was responsible for internal and external trade, trade promotion, price control and trade exhibitions and fairs. [1]

On 8 February 2021, Frederick Shava was named as minister of Foreign Affairs And International Trade, replacing Sibusiso Moyo.

Following the 23-24 August 2023 elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced his new cabinet on 11 September 2023. The Minister of Foreign Affairs And International Trade was Frederick Shava.

Since 2018

Mission Satement

To promote the political and economic interests, image and influence of the Republic of Zimbabwe in the international community and to protect the interests and safety of Zimbabwean nationals abroad through:

Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad interface with foreign Diplomatic Missions accredited to Zimbabwe, and coordination of Zimbabwe's responses to regional and international development.



  1. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 3 August 2022

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