In a meeting with Zimbabwe’s vice president, Foreign Minister Malki calls for fighting colonialism

In a meeting with Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Constantino Chiwenga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Malki called for the continuation of joint action to combat colonialism and to enhance cooperation to support the resilience of the Palestinian people.

Malki briefed Chiwenga in their meeting in Harare on the latest political developments and the systematic Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, their land and holy places.

He said that the Palestinian people are facing a racist, Nazi government that encourages violence and hatred, referring to the statements of the extremist Israeli cabinet minister Bezalel Smotrich, in which he called for wiping out the town of Hawara and denying the existence of the Palestinian people.

Malki said the adherence of the Zimbabwean people and the defense of their land in the face of colonialism is an example to follow, stressing Palestine’s rejection of the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

He said Palestine is ready to dispatch experts and professionals needed by Zimbabwe to share their experiences and knowledge and to engage in joint development programs and activities, especially in the fields of agriculture, health, information technology, education, media, and others.

For his part, Chiwenga praised the strong relationship between the two countries and said that the people of Zimbabwe feel the suffering of the Palestinian people, and understand their struggle and steadfastness in the face of the occupying oppressor.

He denounced Israel’s racist and barbaric policies against the Palestinian people, their land and property, stressing that his country will continue to support the Palestinian cause and the legitimate right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state.

The two sides discussed several issues of common concern and discussed new ways of cooperation in the interest of the two peoples, such as exchanging official visits and deepening bilateral relations in various development fields.

Chiwenga thanked the State of Palestine for the programs implemented by the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) for the benefit of Zimbabwean institutions in 2019 and appreciated the proposals put forward to send Palestinian experts to Zimbabwe in the agricultural, health and media fields.

He conveyed the greetings of his government to the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, the government, and the Palestinian people, and affirmed its readiness to develop the bilateral relationship in different fields.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency