Zimbabwe and the Russian Federation Thursday celebrated the 40th anniversary of their “time-tested” diplomatic relationship.
In a statement, Zimbabwe’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Professor Amon Murwira said:
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The time-tested relationship between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Russian Federation whose longevity is being celebrated today, has again been manifested in the Government and the people of the Russian Federation’s assistance to Zimbabwe since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, through the provision of much needed equipment and lifesaving vaccines to help in the fight against the devastating global scourge.
The date 18 February 2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Russian Federation.
The history of the two countries pre-date Zimbabwe’s struggle for independence during which the Russian Federation played a pivotal role by providing moral, diplomatic and material support for the struggle that eventually gave birth to a new Zimbabwe in April 1980.
Murwira also said Zimbabwe and Russia continue to enjoy each other’s support at various fora, including the United Nations, in pursuit of a shared vision of a just and peaceful world order in light of the increasing threat to global peace and security.