Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan met in Beijing Thursday with his
Zimbabwean counterpart Sydney Sekeramayi.
Cao said China and Zimbabwe have long-term friendship and the
bilateral relations have developed smoothly since the two countries
established diplomatic ties 27 years ago.
The two armed forces have maintained close relations and
conducted effective cooperation in various fields, said Cao, who is
also vice chairman of the Central Military Commission and state
China appreciates Zimbabwe's adherence to the one-China policy,
He said China attaches great importance to developing friendly
and cooperative relations between the two armed forces and will
work with Zimbabwe in promoting the military relationship to a new
Sekeramayi said he hoped to further strengthen military
exchanges and cooperation with China and he hoped that the two
armed forces can draw experience of military construction from each
He also reiterated the Zimbabwean government's one-China
Sederamayi is on a week-long official visit to China at the
invitation of Cao.
(Xinhua News Agency June 15, 2007)