People from all walks of life attend a campaign in support of the national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in Hong Kong, south China, May 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

"We know the suffering when people are divided. We know China's policy toward Hong Kong has actually brought the people together as one and helped achieve the economic development," said Zimbabwean Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa.

HARARE, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe reaffirmed its adherence to the one-China policy and backed China's top legislature's decision to establish and improve the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security, a senior official has said.

Zimbabwean Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told Xinhua on Thursday that the new law will help consolidate Hong Kong's security and stability, and protect it from Western interference.

Western countries that are obsessed with interventions always want to see people divided, Mutsvangwa said. "We are very much for the one-China policy and that is what we support as a country."

Residents attend a street campaign in support of national security legislation for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in Hong Kong, south China, May 23, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

"We know the suffering when people are divided. We know China's policy toward Hong Kong has actually brought the people together as one and helped achieve the economic development," she added.

The minister said foreign intervention aimed at destabilizing Hong Kong was a "disgrace," which should be discouraged.

"Where there is unity, where there is peace. There is certainly development and so we support that law. We only hope that this foreign intervention does not continue to happen, because all that it does actually bring disunity and discord in a country and that affects the rate of development which China is moving at," she said.  ■

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