Deputy Minister for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Energy Mutodi says a Chinese Minister’s visit to Zimbabwe is a slap in the face of Britain, the United States of America and the European Union.
Writing on Twitter, Mutodi said the West has remained hostile so Zimbabwe will prioritise Chinese business interests ahead of any Western country. He wrote:
The historic visit to Zimbabwe by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Wang Yi is a slap in the face of Britain, US and the EU who have remained hostile. We will in return, prioritize Chinese business interests ahead of any Western country.
The Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi met Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Sunday.
On Monday, Wang Yi paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the State House.
He left for China soon after meeting Mnangagwa.