31 January 2013

Zambia: S. Africa Pledges to Work With Zambia

THE South African government has pledged to work hand-in-hand with Zambia to address economic challenges the two countries are facing.

Political counsellor at the South African High Commission, Patrick Jacobs said his government was aiming to develop long-lasting partnerships that would help address challenges in Zambia's economic growth.

Mr Jacobs said this in Ndola yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge.

"The developmental issues that both our countries face in terms of under-development, poverty and unemployment are quite challenging, and that's why the South African government is committed to partnering with the Zambian Government so that we address these challenges together," he said.

Mr Jacobs said South Africa was also in full support of President Michael Sata's call for African leaders to work together towards alleviating the economic challenges.

"President Sata's call for African leaders to work together should be supported because addressing economic challenges that the continent is facing today requires collective efforts," he said.

He said his country would enhance business ventures so that South Africa could contribute to Zambia's economic stability.

Mr Musenge commended the South African government for the investor relations enjoyed between the two countries.

The minister said Zambia would keep its doors open to foreign investors because they played a key role in creating employment for the local people.

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