China will work closely with African nations, including Zimbabwe, to further promote mutually-beneficial cooperation, Vice President Zeng Qinghong said in Beijing on Monday.
"China will make joint efforts with Zimbabwe to further deepen bilateral friendly cooperation," said Zeng during his meeting with his Zimbabwe counterpart Joyce Mujuru.
Mujuru, also vice president of the Zimbabwean African National Union-Patriotic Front, started her visit to China last Saturday with the ANUPF delegation.
"Zimbabwe has become an important cooperative partner of China in Africa," said Zeng, noting that Sino-Zimbabwean relations are characterized by mutual respect and trust, close cooperation and common development.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will further enhance cooperation with the Zimbabwean party to facilitate nation-to-nation relations, said Zeng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Committee.
Mujuru said China's rapid growth had left her a deep impression and that Zimbabwe was ready to cement friendly cooperation with China so as to achieve a win-win outcome.
For a long period of time, she said, the CPC, the Chinese government and people have rendered Zimbabwe selfless assistance and help. Mujuru also reiterated Zimbabwe's adherence to the one-China policy.
(Xinhua News Agency June 13, 2006)