Government through the ministry of Foreign Affairs has set aside K12 billion to host the SMART Partnership International dialogue in July this year.
Commerce, Trade and Industry deputy minister, Dora Siliya told parliament today that about 400 delegates from Asia, Africa and Europe, will attend the meeting, which is aimed at increasing investment in partnering countries.
Ms Siliya was responding to a question raised by Chipili PF Member of Parliament, Davies Mwila who wanted to know how much the ministry of commerce will spend on hosting the meeting.
Ms Siliya told the House that the meeting, slated for July 28 to August 1, 2008, will coincide with the Agriculture and Commercial Show so as to enable the delegates take field tour the exhibitions to sample what the country has to offer.
She called on cooperating partners to join hands with government and assist in making the hosting of the dialogue a success.