A DELEGATION of 35 business people led by South African Department of Trade and Industry officials arrives in Zambia today on a trade and investment mission.
South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, said the mission was expected to increase export sales from both countries over a long-term period, which would lead to job creation for citizens of South Africa and Zambia.
Dr Davies said the business delegation would comprise of business people from the agro-processing, built environment professionals, capital equipment, electro-technical, infrastructure, metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment sectors.
“This South African delegation of 35 business people to participate on a trade and investment mission to Lusaka is aimed at enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries. The mission will take place from 6-8 October 2015 in Lusaka,” he said.
Dr Davies said the trade mission will strengthen bilateral relations, both economic and political, between the two countries.
He said South African companies participating on the mission would be afforded an opportunity to confer with their Zambian counterparts to forge partnerships and strengthen investment in both countries.
“The delegation will participate in a business seminar, business-to-business meetings and round-table discussions,” he said.
He said the seminar would be addressed by the South African high commissioner Mr Sikose Mji, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Margaret Mwanakatwe, and the director of investments at the Zambia Development Agency, Agness Chaila, among others.