Top political advisor Jia Qinglin said in Harare Saturday that
China will work with Zimbabwe to deepen bilateral reciprocal
cooperation in economy, trade and other fields.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's
Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political
advisory body, made the remarks at a meeting with Zimbabwean
President Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
He spoke highly of the smooth growth of bilateral relations and
cooperation in various fields on the basis of mutual benefit.
Jia, who arrived here Friday on an official good-will visit as
guest of the Zimbabwean parliament, said the Chinese side values
bilateral traditional friendship and will maintain bilateral
contacts at various levels.
The Chinese side will join the Zimbabwean side in implementing
the achievements made during the Beijing summit of the Forum on
China-Africa Cooperation, especially the eight measures on
supporting the development of African countries announced by
President Hu Jintao, said Jia.
He said China appreciates Zimbabwe's firm adherence to the
He said the CPPCC National Committee is ready to strengthen
exchanges with the Zimbabwean parliament to make contributions to
the further development of bilateral friendship and
Mugabe reviewed the deep friendship between the two peoples that
was forged during Zimbabwe's struggle for national
He said facts have proven that the two countries are sincere and
cordial friends as bilateral friendship and cooperation have been
continuously enhanced since the two countries set updiplomatic ties
27 years ago.
After the meeting, Jia and Mugabe attended a signing ceremony
for four bilateral cooperation documents including an economic and
technical cooperation agreement between the two governments.
They also attended the handover ceremony of Chinese agricultural
machinery and equipment.
Zimbabwe is the third leg of Jia's visit to four African
countries, which has already taken him to Tunisia and Ghana, and
will also take him to Kenya.
(Xinhua News Agency April 23, 2007)