|Envoys call on Acting President Mujuru|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:42|
Two ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe, the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Lin Lin and the new Saharawi Democratic Republic’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Saleh Mohamed Cheij paid courtesy calls on Acting President Joice Mujuru at her Munhumutapa offices in Harare.
Speaking to journalists after a closed door meeting with Cde Mujuru, the Chinese Ambassador said Zimbabwe is rich in natural resources, especially in the mining sector which can be exploited for economic development.
He said during his tenure of office in Zimbabwe he hopes to see Chinese companies investing in the power and water sectors so that the country can benefit from infrastructural development projects in those areas.
“We spoke about various issues but most importantly we want to see infrastructural development, especially in the power and water sectors where there are major challenges,” said Mr Lin.
The Saharawi Democratic Republic’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe said he was briefing the Acting President on the challenges his country is facing in efforts to ensure self-determination from the Moroccans illegal expansionist policy.
Mr Cheij said Morocco is abusing human rights in the territories it is occupying and called on the international community to ensure that the policy is stopped as the Saharawi Democratic Republic has a right to territorial integrity.
“We have a major challenge with Morocco and we really appreciate the support we get from Zimbabwe. We are still clamouring for self determination and the international community has to intervene. There are gross human rights violations and this has to stop,” Mr Cheij said.
Zimbabwe enjoys cordial relations with China and the Saharawi Democratic Republic.
The country has supported the bid to have self-determination by Saharawi Democratic Republic, slamming the policy by Morocco to expand into the weaker state.