Upon Huawei's invitation, President Mugabe led a grand delegation of government officials to attend the "Grow with Zimbabwe: Huawei Project Signing and Donation Ceremony" on August 26, 2014 in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse where His Excellency stayed during his visit to China. President Mugabe only visited Huawei and the delegation comprised 30 government officials, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation, and Irrigation, and Chief Secretary and Executive Secretary of the President's Office. President Mugabe also had a meeting with Huawei Senior Vice President (SVP) Li Dafeng. Following the meeting, both witnessed the signing of the MOUs by Fan Wen, General Manager of Huawei Zimbabwe Rep Office, and a senior official from the Zimbabwean government, for Project E and the Zimbabwean government's Project D.
During the meeting with Huawei SVP Li Dafeng, President Mugabe said alongside his ministers, other government officials, and media journalists present: "We appreciate the role you are playing and we do hope that you continue to work with us, in terms of how you work, expand as much as possible and also educate our people." President Mugabe also demonstrated his Huawei P7 mobile phone, which has produced a very positive effect for Huawei's brand.
Considering the outdated infrastructure and the lack of ICT talent in Zimbabwe, Huawei has planned a series of large-scale CSR activities. As part of this plan, Huawei will help Zimbabwe set up a Community Information Center (CIC) configured with computers, printers, faxes, projectors, and displays. In addition, Huawei will include the CIC in its flagship CSR program "Telecom Seeds for the Future". Huawei SVP Li Dafeng presented two donation letters regarding the CSR activities, which fully reflected its commitment to helping local communities bridge the digital divide and fulfilling corporate social responsibilities. President Mugabe expressed his appreciation for what Huawei has done to local communities.