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China reaffirms support to Zimbabwe

2011-08-17 09:24

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Johannesburg - China will continue supporting developing countries such as Zimbabwe by pursuing non-interference policies and open strategy for mutual benefit, Zimbabwe's Herald Online reported on Wednesday.

Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Xin Shunkang, last week reaffirmed China's desire to see Zimbabwe develop.

"We will continue pursuing an open strategy of mutual benefit; promote the building of a harmonious world with lasting peace and common prosperity.

"China is committed to the non-interference policy and will always support the just call of developing countries including Zimbabwe," he said.

China has used its veto power in the United Nations Security Council together with other progressive countries to quash Britain and its allies to invoke Chapter 7 against Zimbabwe.

China, he said, cherished its traditional friendship with Zimbabwe and was ready to pursue joint ventures to push bilateral relations to a "new high".

Bilateral trade volumes between the two countries have grown by 60% to about $445m in May this year compared to the same period last year.

"The mutually beneficial economic co-operation is bearing more and more fruits," he said.

- SAPA

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