|Chinese envoy optimistic about Zimbabwe’s prospects|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:00|
diplomat was addressing journalists soon after bidding farewell to President Mugabe, who is also Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces at State House in Harare yesterday.
“I am confident about the future of Zimbabwe and I want to thank you for your support.
Mr Xin said from Harare, he will be posted to Windhoek, Namibia, but will first head for Beijing.
“During my stay in Beijing, I will continue to work for the good of Zimbabwe,” he said.
The projects, he said, ranged from agriculture, mining and infrastructure among others.
Some of the projects that were done during his tour of duty include the construction of a primary school in Bindura, which has since been handed over to the Government, a clinic in Mahusekwa among others.
He described his departure as saddening.
“I feel very sad. His Excellency, President Mugabe had a lot of support for me. He would welcome me for a meeting anytime, whenever I wanted a meeting with him,” he said.
The diplomat also described his meeting with the President as an honour.
Mr Xin said he felt proud about his tour of duty as various important projects and visits were carried out, including high profile visits between Harare and Beijing.
China and Zimbabwe enjoy good bilateral relations that date back to the liberation struggle in which Beijing provided financial, material, logistical and moral support to the guerrillas culminating in the attainment of independence in 1980.