BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated Emmerson Mnangagwa on his election as president of Zimbabwean president.
In a congratulatory message dated Sunday, Xi expressed his wishes that the Zimbabwean government and people would make more achievements in national development under Mnangagwa's leadership.
Xi said he expects to meet Mnangagwa again and exchange ideas on China-Zimbabwe ties when the African president attends the summit of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) in Beijing next month.
Xi said he hopes the meeting with Mnangagwa in Beijing could push forward the comprehensive strategic partnership of co-operation between the two countries and bring more benefits to the two nations and peoples.
In April, Mnangagwa paid a five-day State visit to China, during which he met Xi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Mnangagwa won the presidential election held on July 30 after gaining 50.8 per cent of the vote.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK