The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe has expressed its gratitude to President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he issued a message of support during the time when the Asian country is battling with the novel coronavirus.
The Embassy said that the message was received with great enthusiasm by the Chinese people who have stampeded to search for his name on the internet. The Embassy added:
The message was given prominent coverage by China’s leading news agencies, including Xinhua, Peoples Daily and CCTV in particular, the video was broadcast in China’s prime-time news program watched daily by hundreds of millions of people across the country. The words “Zimbabwe” and “President Emmerson Mnangagwa” are among the most searched keywords on China’s social media platforms.
There has been an outpouring of gratitude among the ordinary Chinese; many hailed Zimbabweans as true brothers, expressed a keen interest to visit this beautiful country as soon as the epidemic is put to an end, and called on the government to strengthen China-Zimbabwe ties.
The Embassy also said that president Mnangagwa’s message is a boost to bilateral relations between Zimbabwe and the Asian giant.
Zimbabwe and China have been friends since the liberation struggle which saw China training and funding Zimbabwean nationalist movements.