Chinese Defense Minister Meets Zimbabwean Guests

Chinese Defense Minister Chi Haotian met Tuesday with a military delegation from Zimbabwe headed by acting defense minister Joyce Mujuru.

Chi, also vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission and a state councilor, said that China and Zimbabwe enjoy a traditional friendship, and have conducted fruitful cooperation in the political, economic and cultural fields since the two countries forged diplomatic ties.

The frequent exchange of high-level visits also promote mutual understanding and friendship, he added.

Chi said that China and Zimbabwe share common interest and have consensus in major international issues. He expressed gratitude for Zimbabwe's adherence to the one-China stance and its support to China on the human rights and other issues.

He said China attaches importance to state-to-state and military-to-military relations with Zimbabwe, and is ready to promote the relations to a new level.

Mujuru said that she will continue to work to the development of the state-to-state and military-to-military relations between Zimbabwe and China.

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