Zanu PF and the Communist Party of China (CPC) have agreed to step-up bilateral party-to-party cooperation in the new era following the successful execution of Zimbabweâ€™s liberation struggle when China supported the liberation war effort.
The sentiments came out when Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, who is also Zanu PF First Secretary and President, met with the visiting CPC delegation at State House this Friday.The Chinese Communist Party delegation, which arrived in the country this week, is being led by a CPC Politburo Member, Cde Lui Qi.
The group is on a private visit which has seen them visiting various places in the country, including Zimbabweâ€™s prime tourist destination, the Victoria Falls.
Speaking during the meeting held at State House in the capital, Cde Mugabe said Zimbabwe remains Chinaâ€™s greatest friend and stressed the need to further cement Sino-Zimbabwe relations in the new era where China has grown into a major global economic powerhouse and a strong political voice on the international stage.
The visiting CPC Politburo Member, Cde Lui said Zimbabwe-China ties are a role model for other states in the region.
Zanu PF National Chairman, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, who accompanied the delegation to meet Cde Mugabe at State House, described the visit as significant, adding that relations between the two parties should be consolidated through various channels including training of party cadres, especially the youth, provincial chairpersons and politburo members.
Zanu PF and the Communist Party of China ties are rooted in the fight for the independence of Zimbabwe when China assisted the liberation party and many others in the region.