The role of sport as a unifier has been identified as a critical component for co-operation with other nations.

Minister of Sport and Recreation, Makhosini Hlongwane met with Palestine Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Taghrid Senouar today with the view of strengthening ties on the sporting front.

Minister Hlongwane said the role of sport as a unifier cannot be over-emphasized pointing to the need for Zimbabwe and Palestine to work together in fostering development through sport.

Ambassador Senouar welcomed the need for greater interaction with Zimbabwe as a way of promoting a bilateral sport framework between the two nations.

Zimbabwe and Palestine are in the process of formulating a memorandum of understanding which will guide the two nations on possible areas of cooperation on the sporting front.