A 10-member Chinese delegation led by that countryâ€™s Vice Minister of Commerce, Zhong Shan paid a courtesy call on Acting President, Cde John Landa Nkomo to discuss possibilities for economic, technology and agriculture agreements.
Speaking to journalists soon after the closed door meeting with Acting President Nkomo and the Chinese delegation, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Professor Welshman Ncube said the two countries discussed a number of bi-lateral issues and signed an 80 million Yen letter of understanding to exchange expertise in agriculture as well as explore possibilities for China to partner Zimbabwe in diamonds exploitation.
The initiative to double Chinese investment is expected to boost the economic ties between the two countries.
China/Zimbabwe relations are solid with China alongside Russia, being the two big powers that blocked western attempts to impose UN sanctions on Zimbabwe in 2008.
China is an all weather friend, which assisted politically and with material support during Zimbabweâ€™s war of liberation.