Officers from Zimbabwe's Ministry of Defense reaffirmed that the project launched in Zimbabwe by Anhui Provincial State Farms Group of China, has greatly enabled the development of local agriculture by increasing jobs, mitigating food shortages, promoting food supplies and cultivating professionals.
While meeting officials from East China's Anhui province in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwean Minister of Defense Emmerson Mnangagwa and other senior officers from the ministry spoke highly of the Sino-Zimbabwean agricultural program, which was started in 2010, noting that the project was a success.
The Anhui-Zimbabwean Agricultural Co-operative Program has made great contributions to increasing local employment, mitigating the provisions crisis, promoting food supplies and cultivating professionals by leading agricultural development in Zimbabwe, they noted while meeting Anhui Vice-Governor Yu Xinrong, Anhui Provincial State Farms Group President Tian Wenjun and other officials from Anhui.
"Anhui Provincial State Farms Group is a trusted partner with great strength," the minister added.
Yu, Tian, Anhui Provincial Agricultural Commission Director Zhang Huajian, Anhui Provincial Finance Department Deputy Director Zhang Guangshou and Anhui Provincial Foreign Affairs Office Inspector Sha Linsen led a delegation to Zimbabwe to discuss further cooperation on the Anhui-Zimbabwean program. Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Xin Shunkang also attended the meeting.
Anhui Vice-Governor Yu and Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Xin both expressed satisfaction in the program, affirming that Sino-Zimbabwean ties are long-standing and well-established.
There are extensive Sino-Zimbabwean cooperative programs useful in exploiting advantages for mutual benefit and development, realizing a win-win goal and common prosperity, Yu said.
Tian Wenjun also expressed his thanks for the support by the Zimbabwean Ministry of Defense and exchanged ideas on further cooperations. The two sides signed a letter of intent on expanding cooperations.