HARARE, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday made a speech in the new parliament building that was constructed through a Chinese grant.
Although the newly built parliament building is still to be commissioned and officially handed over to the Zimbabwean government by China, Mnangagwa took the opportunity to set out the legislative agenda for the remaining few months before the nation holds general elections around mid-next year.
"This state-of-the-art and majestic, new parliament building here in Mt. Hampden, where we are gathered, is a testimony of the strategic and comprehensive partnership and excellent fraternal relations between Zimbabwe and China," Mnangagwa said in his address to the joint sitting of both the National Assembly and Senate.
Constructed and funded by China as a gift to Zimbabwe, the new parliament building is one of the fruits of China-Africa cooperation, aimed at strengthening friendship and solidarity between the people of Zimbabwe and China.
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