HARARE, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The Zimbabwean government will keep its all-weather friendly relationship with China whatever happens in the future, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said.
Tsvangirai made the remarks when meeting visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Thursday.
Tsvangirai said China is always an all-weather good friend of the Zimbabwean people. Over the past years, big progress has been made in the bilateral cooperation between Zimbabwe and China in the fields such as agriculture, mining, construction and manufacture.
"There is great potential for the two countries to tackle in infrastructural development," he said, adding that Zimbabwe will make joint efforts with China to maintain the strong momentum in the bilateral relations to promote a smooth development of the cooperation in all economic fields.
Tsvangirai said Zimbabwe's inclusive government set up three years ago has promoted the country's economic development and social stability.
Hui said the friendship between China and Zimbabwe has been built on a firm base and that the two countries consider each other as a reliable friend and partner.
Since the establishment of the diplomatic relations in 1980, when Zimbabwe achieved its independence from the former British colonialist, China and Zimbabwe have followed the principle of treating each other as trusted and equal friends to gain mutual benefits and advance the bilateral cooperation, he said.
"China appreciates that the inclusive government in Zimbabwe has attached great importance to the national interests and the life of local people, to the political and social stability and to the rehabilitation of economy," Hui said.
"I am very happy to see that all the parties in the inclusive government have shared the same consensus to develop the good relationship with China and strengthen the current bilateral cooperation in various aspects," he added. Enditem