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After a “Cordial Meeting,” China-Zimbabwe Come to Terms Over Accounting Discrepancy

The Zimbabwean and Chinese governments have seemingly patched things up after a high-profile 48-hour spat over what appears to be an accounting error in the 2020 Zimbabwe budget. In the initial draft budget published last week, Zimbabwe finance minister Mthuli Ncube reported that China had only contributed $3.6 million in bilateral assistance, far below the $137 million the Chinese embassy said had been provided.

The two sides then took to Twitter to make their case and then sat down yesterday for what was described as a “cordial meeting” and “reached an agreement on the facts and figures.”

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