The Special Advisor to the President, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa says Zimbabwe can derive maximum benefits socially and economically by strengthening cooperation with the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Cde Mutsvangwa made the remarks at an inter-party training workshop conducted by the visiting Deputy Minister of International Trade in the CPC.

Zanu PF office bearers attended a workshop organised by the visiting CPC delegation, where the two sides shared experiences and exchanged notes on various party programmes.

Cde Mutsvangwa said Zimbabweans should work in unison to achieve common goals at the same time focusing on collaborating with countries like China with a view to derive maximum benefits socially and economically.

The CPC held its 19th National Congress in October this year where President Xi Jinping was re-elected as Secretary General of the CPC Central Committee.

Mrs Xu Lyuping, who conducted the inter-party training workshop, said the just-ended Zanu PF Extra-Ordinary Congress provided a platform for the CPC delegation to have an appreciation of how the revolutionary party is conducting its processes in a transparent and accountable manner which is in line with how the Chinese counterparts also undertake their programmes.

Herbert Chitepo Ideological College Principal, Cde Munyaradzi Machacha, who also attended the training workshop, said lessons learnt from the interaction with members from the CPC, which shares the same ideological values with Zanu PF, will help build character development programmes for those in leadership positions and this will in turn cascade to grassroots levels.

A number of Zimbabweans have benefitted from exchange programmes with China in various sectors.