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Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
Outgoing Chinese ambassador in Zimbabwe Mr Huang Ping said goodbye to President Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices yesterday.

The Chinese envoy said the future of Zimbabwe was good under the leadership of President Mnangagwa.

Ambassador Huang has been in the country since 2015 and will take up a new diplomatic post in the US.

"I am very confident that Zimbabwe, with all its talented people, will have a bright future with the powerful leadership of President Mnangagwa and that the work of the people will ensure the vision of a middle-income economy. be by 2030 if not earlier and you have my best wishes, "said Ambassador Huang.

He said the country had witnessed a number of developments during his three-year service visit.

"Many things have happened in Zimbabwe during these three years, we had a great change and we now have a new leadership with a very good policy with Zimbabwe opening for business," he said.

"In our good relations, China and Zimbabwe have improved their relationship from all weather friends to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

"This is the highest political positioning of our relations with foreign countries.

"With this strategic partnership, we will work together in all areas, across all sectors, economically we have synced our trade, our investment and many projects, such as the Victoria Falls International Airport, which has made more international flights, making Victoria Falls a regional center I also witnessed the commissioning of the Kariba South Expansion Project that added 300 MW to the national grid. "

Ambassador Huang said that other projects, such as the expansion of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport and Hwange Thermal Power Station, were also on the rise.

He said that the Chinese government has also assisted Zimbabwe with donations of rice to mitigate the effects of drought.

The departing ambassador said he would miss the hospitality of Zimbabweans, but promised to promote the country in his new role.


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