Top political advisor Jia Qinglin said in Harare on Saturday
that China will push forward substantial cooperation with
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
Speaker of the House of Assembly John Nkomo and President of the
Senate Edna Madzongwe.
Jia, who arrived here Friday on an official good-will visit as a
guest of the Zimbabwean parliament, said China treasures the
relations with Zimbabwe.
China will work with Zimbabwe to implement the achievements made
during the Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation,
tackle potential for bilateral economic and trade cooperation, and
expand two-way investment, noted Jia.
The Chinese side will also strengthen cultural, educational,
non-governmental and youth exchanges with Zimbabwe, said Jia.
He spoke highly of the development of bilateral relations and
the sound communication between the two sides in international
He said facts have proven that the development of
Sino-Zimbabwean friendship and cooperation is in the fundamental
interests of the two countries and their people.
China appreciates Zimbabwe's adherence to the one-China policy,
Briefing on the CPPCC, Jia said the CPPCC National Committee
will work with the Zimbabwean parliament and related institutions
to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in a bid to make
contributions to the overall development of bilateral ties.
Nkomo and Madzongwe said Zimbabwe values friendship and
cooperation with China and will continue to promote bilateral
relations within bilateral and multilateral framework.
They said the Zimbabwean parliament will strengthen the
exchanges with the CPPCC National Committee.
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)