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Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing Meets with Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi
2005/07/26

On the morning of July 26, Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing met in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse with Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi who was accompanying Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on his Chinese tour. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and issues of common concern.

Li Zhaoxing said with frequent top-level exchanges of visit, productive economic and trade cooperation and sound cooperation in international affairs, bilateral relations have witnessed smooth development since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Zimbabwe 25 years ago. As a symbol of the deepening China-Zimbabwe traditional friendship, President Mugabe's current visit will further promote bilateral friendly and cooperative relations. China would like to make joint efforts with Zimbabwe to earnestly implement the consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries so as to uplift bilateral friendly cooperation.

Mumbengegwi said Zimbabwe-China relations have been long friendly and China has rendered huge support for the people of Zimbabwe during their struggle for national liberation. After the country attained independence, the Chinese government and people have offered considerable assistance to Zimbabwe for its national development, which the people of Zimbabwe will remember forever. Zimbabwe is firmly committed to constantly enhancing its traditional friendship and cooperative relations with China.

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