Nokutenda Chiyangwa Herald Reporter
A delegation of 25 members of Zanu-PF left yesterday for China for a 10-day workshop aimed at sharing political and economic ideas, among other things. The delegation is composed of members of the Politburo and the Central Committee.
The workshop scheduled for November 20-30 will be held in Beijing and will be conducted under the theme "Party Building and Economic Development."
In an interview before his departure at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, the head of the delegation and Politburo member Cde Lovemore Matuke said the visit was intended to share ideas and deliberate on how Zimbabwe could grow.
"I am leading a delegation of 25 people and it is an exchange program," he said.
"What we want to do is get their experiences and give them our experiences. You know, China is bigger than Zimbabwe in terms of economy and its party as well, so we have a lot more to learn from them than they need to learn from us.
"The question of how to improve the economy will be an important aspect of our visit and how they have developed their nation so that when we return we can also develop our nation."
The Chinese consulate, Zhao Baogang, said the visit would be an opportunity for the two countries to benefit from each other's exchange of views, while strengthening bilateral relations.
"The purpose of the visit is to invite senior Zanu-PF officials to go to China to see the developments in our country and thus share the experiences of China," he said.
"We want a mutual and beneficial exchange of views. We want to help them with the economy and also strengthen bilateral relations between the two sides. "