Mon, 10 Aug 2020

LUSAKA, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Zambia and South Africa will be holding a virtual trade and investment meeting aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries, Zambia's investment agency said on Friday.

The event, to be held on July 9 and 10 this year will be organized by Zambia's Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in conjunction with South Africa's Department of Trade, Industry and Commerce, the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) said in a release.

The meeting will be held under the theme "Developing Afrocentric Solutions and Forging Partnerships in response to COVID-19".

According to the release, the main objective of the event is to forge partnerships between Zambian and South African private and public sectors with particular focus on the transport, mining, energy, agriculture and financial services sectors.

It will also have a business-to-business session to allow businessmen from both countries to discuss possibilities of partnerships.

The Department of Trade, Industry and Commerce has mobilized a total of 130 South African companies to participate in the business-to-business meetings.

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