ZANU PF stands in solidarity with Palestine
ZANU PF Party has reaffirmed its commitment to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine in the face of continued aggression and expansionism of the Israeli settlements onto the West Asian country’s territories.
A Palestinian Special Envoy on Tuesday paid a courtesy call at the ZANU PF headquarters in Harare and met with senior Party officials.
ZANU PF Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu said Zimbabwe and the people of Palestine share a lot in common.
“We have good relations with Palestine. We have been friends for a long time and we appreciate the visit by the Palestinian Special Envoy.
“…we are under sanctions from the West and Palestine has been unequivocal in its support for the removal of illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. We also stand by Palestine in their quest to free themselves from Israeli occupation,” said Dr Mpofu.
Secretary for External Affairs Cde Samuel Mumbengegwi, Secretary for Information Christopher Mutsvangwa, as well as the party’s Principal for the Chitepo School of Ideology, Cde Munyaradzi Machacha also attended the meeting.
Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki commended the Party for the support and emphasised the need for the two countries to deepen bilateral relations.
“Our relationships started by our liberation movements have developed to where we are now. I am glad to have visited the ZANU PF Headquarters today. Our presence here should help in solidifying relations between our sister parties and governments.”
“We are willing to cooperate in every area because we are confident that our foundations bonded by blood are right. Your strength is our strength and your victory is our victory. We will stand by you as you have stood by us,” said Dr Malki.
Palestine has been under Israeli occupation and aggression since the historic 1963 war.
The Israeli occupation has been a subject of international condemnation from various countries and multilateral organisations including the United Nations which continue to demand the complete withdrawal of Israeli troops and demolishing settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.