China and Zimbabwe continue to strengthen bilateral relations
The countries have pledged to strengthen bilateral relations based on diplomacy and trade expansion
China and Zimbabwe have once again pledged to promote and strengthen cooperation for socio-economic development.
This came to light during the 74th founding anniversary celebrations of the People’s Republic of China in Harare when Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Zhou Ding said his country was ready to give a new impetus to the African countries modernisation.
The diplomat said the two countries would continue to develop trade and economic cooperation in various areas and highlighted some completed projects.
“We are proud to have supported Zimbabwe in the construction of a magnificent new Hwange Power Station, the new terminal of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, the new Parliament building, the national pharmaceutical warehouse and thousands of boreholes,” he said.
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amon Murwira outlined some of the major investment projects that China has undertaken in Zimbabwe and singled out mining as one of the sectors where Chinese investors have made significant strides.
“We are delighted that President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently commissioned a lithium processing plant owned by a Chinese company, one of the world’s largest metal producers. The plant will be the largest hard rock lithium processing facility in Africa,” said Murwira.
Over the years, China has become one of Zimbabwe’s largest trading partners, with trade figures exceeding US$2.5 billion last year, as reported by ZBC News, a partner of TV BRICS.