One aim: to bolster relations with resource-rich countries where China has been aggressively extending its presence.
Britain pledged $8.2 million in aid after Prime Minister Gordon Brown held a landmark meeting with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday, but an attempt by Tsvangirai's niece to take over a white-owned farm is causing a stir back home.
On visits to the US, Europe, and Scandinavia, Morgan Tsvangirai asks for more aid – and says progress is being made.
Sanctions, human rights violations are waived, for now, so that Zimbabwe's power-sharing government can make some progress.
As Zimbabwe's Prime Minister embarks for Europe and the US to ask for more aid, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir – who is wanted for war crimes – was hosted by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
The government says it will ease media ban as part of an effort to reengage with the West. But the US and Europe are dubious.