Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has thanked Nigeria for providing relief materials to the country when it suffered tropical cyclone Idai.

Mr. Mnangagwa expressed his appreciation when he received the federal government delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday at the State House in Harare.

He said: “We are happy that the leadership of Nigeria has realised that their brothers and sisters here in Zimbabwe visited by cyclone Idai need assistance.

“They brought lots of medicines and other materials to be given to people who have suffered the devastation.

“And in my own view, this is a demonstration to the people of Zimbabwe a friendship and support from Nigeria which was a front line state during the struggle for apartheid.

“The bond between us is demonstrated by this support and assistance.

“So, to the people of Nigeria, I say the people of Zimbabwe are extremely happy and grateful for the support they have given to us.

“Most of us in my generation were trained in Nigeria, and that is why we are now independent and Nigeria and Zimbabwe have come a long way.’’

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