Zimbabwe and China signed several deals that run into billions of dollars which are at various stages of implementation.

The visiting Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of African affairs, Mr Zhang Ming said teams from China and Zimbabwe must work to ensure the deals that were signed when the leaders of the two countries paid each other reciprocal state visits in 2014 and 2015 are implemented successfully.

Zimbabwe and China sealed landmark deals in 2014 when President Robert Mugabe went to the Asian country on a state visit.

His Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping reciprocated the visit in 2015 and the two leaders witnessed the signing of further cooperation agreements.

Beijing pledged to bankroll a number of infrastructural projects that Harare has started to implement in line with the ZIM ASSET economic blueprint.

Mr Ming has visited Zimbabwe on several occasions to take stock of how the deals are being implemented.

Leading a delegation of six, Mr Ming paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi at his Munhumutapa offices today.

Speaking through an interpreter, Mr Ming said it is imperative for the two countries to ensure that the deals signed succeed for the benefit of the two countries.

Minister Mumbengegwi said China is the leading investor in Zimbabwe, and Harare is appreciative of the critical assistance it gets from the Asian economic powerhouse.

Mr Ming thanked the government of Zimbabwe for standing in solidarity with the Asian nation on issues of interests.

The two sides discussed projects being undertaken under the Forum for China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and also exchanged views on the international and regional issues of common interest.

The visit is also expected to further cement the traditional friendship and political trust, chart the course for future development of bilateral ties, and translate the friendly relations into real benefits for the two countries.