Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Riyad Malki today handed an official letter from President Mahmoud Abbas to his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa at the presidential palace in Harere.
Malki relayed President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian government’ greetings to Zimbabwean leadership and people in appreciation of their positions in support of the inalienable legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and diplomatic efforts exerted by the Palestinian leadership at international forums with the ultimate goal of ensuring an end to the Israeli occupation and enabling the Palestinian people to fully realize their rights.
He stressed the importance of promoting bilateral cooperation while expressing Palestine’s willingness to dispatch Palestinian experts to the southern African country to support the implementation of development plans in various fields, including agriculture, and enhance cooperation between businessmen from both countries.
The top Palestinian diplomat briefed President Mnangagwa on the latest political developments at the Palestinian arena, including Israel’s ongoing Israeli settler-colonial and apartheid policies against indigenous Palestinians, settler attacks across the occupied territories, including in East Jerusalem, in addition to other systematic measures adopted by the successive governments, including the new coalition government, against Palestinians.
President Mnangagwa expressed appreciation of the historic Zimbabwean–Palestinian relations as well as his country’s support to the rights of the Palestinian people and to the steps taken by the Palestinian leadership at the international arena conducive to the establishment of the independent and sovereign Palestinian state and the attainment by the Palestinian people of their full national rights as enshrined in international law.
He condemned the settler-colonial policies pursued by Israel, the occupying power, in the territories of the State of Palestine and commended the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) for its efforts.
Source: Palestine News & Information Agency