ZANU-PF national chairman Cde Simon Khaya Moyo has extended Zimbabwe's gratitude to Tanzania for the support it rendered during its liberation struggle.
Cde Khaya Moyo said this in a solidarity message to the 8th National Congress of Tanzania's ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi last week.
"We shall forever salute Tanzania for making a bold decision to accommodate the down-trodden sons and daughters of Zimbabwe at a time when we were suffering under colonial rule.
"Certainly Zimbabwe is what it is today because of this shared history, common goals and shared vision as we enjoy peace, unity and development. Such a huge and immeasurable sacrifice could only have been made by a true friend like Tanzania," he said.
Cde Khaya Moyo said Zanu-PF was prepared to work together with Chama Cha Mapinduzi to economically empower the respective citizens of these two countries.
"Zanu-PF is ready to join hands with Chama Cha Mapinduzi to map the way forward for our people to realise prosperity. We hope that at this Congress you will be afforded a chance to examine the road you have travelled in your bid to economically empower your people," he said.
Zanu-PF had spearheaded the empowerment programmes in Zimbabwe through the fast track land reform programme and the indigenisation drive.
Cde Khaya Moyo urged Tanzania's ruling party to be on guard against neo-colonial machinations.
"In this light we must never lose sight of the lurking danger of neo-colonialists who are employing new tactics to subvert our hard won freedoms.
"The effort is to remove former liberation movements from power and replace them with puppet regimes," said Cde Khaya Moyo.
The Zanu-PF chairman also updated the delegates on the situation in Zimbabwe saying the constitution-making process was on track while the Western countries had continued with their hostile policies on the country.
Cde Khaya Moyo also paid tribute to past Tanzanian leaders such as the late Julius Nyerere, Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Benjamin Mkapa.