30 January 2013

Zambia: Swedish Legislators to Visit Zambia

A DELEGATION of Swedish parliamentarians will be visiting Zambia next month to establish how the Zambian Government can be part of the global level regulations to curb tax evasion by some international companies.

According to a statement from First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Sweden, George Mubanga, the Swedish delegation would also be checking on various developmental projects.

The visit was disclosed when the parliamentarians paid a courtesy call on Zambia's Ambassador to Sweden, Edith Mutale at the Zambian Embassy in Stockholm.

Left Party Member Committee on Foreign Affairs, Hans Linde told the ambassador that Zambia had recorded stable economic growth and adopted democratic reforms, becoming a role model in Africa.

Mr Linde said Sweden understood the current challenges Zambia was facing and that the parliamentarians were coming to assess what had been achieved and what needed to be done to go forward.

The members of Parliament, who include Kerstin Lundgren, Ulrik Nilsson, Kenneth Forslund and Valter Mutt, would initially have talks with Vice-President Guy Scott.

Reverend Mutale told the parliamentarians that Zambia appreciated the long and cordial relations with Sweden which had benefitted the country in many sectors.

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