President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Beijing, China for a four day state visit at the invitation of his counterpart, President Xi Xinping.

The President was received by the Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Chen Xiaodiong, who was recently in Zimbabwe at the invitation of President Mnangagwa.

The Zimbabwean Ambassador to China, Ambassador Paul Chikava and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Dr Sibusiso Moyo, who travelled ahead to attend the Zimbabwe China Joint Commission held last week, were also at the airport to receive the Zimbabwean leader.

Cde Mnangagwa’s visit will see the signing of a memorandum of understanding for a package that should help the new political dispensation to realise its vision for economic revival.

He will also meet officials from the Communist Party of China and business people.

Following his courtesy call tours of Southern Africa, President Mnangagwa said he had a duty to meet other friendly and brotherly countries that stood with Zimbabwe even in the hard times. zbc