Foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba  during the Swearing-in-Ceremony at State House on January 26,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba during the Swearing-in-Ceremony at State House on January 26,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba says Zambia and Kenya have a huge potential to further strengthen their existing cordial relations.

Mr. Kalaba says windows of opportunities already exist in various areas of cooperation which include tourism and mining where the two countries could learn from each other to maximise bilateral benefits.

ZANIS staffer Cecilia Banda reports from Nairobi that Mr. Kalaba was speaking in an interview soon after he arrived in Nairobi-Kenya last night.
Mr. Kalaba is in Nairobi for hold bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart Amin Muhamad Today, Wednesday March 18, 2015.

He said the bilateral talks between the two Foreign Ministers was a follow-up to the talks held between President Edgar Lungu and President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta when the two Heads of States met on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa in January this year.
President Lungu and President Kenyatta raised issues of enhancing mutual relations between their two countries.

During the two President’s meeting, the two Foreign Ministers were tasked to explore further the areas of strengthening cooperation and also to discuss the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) between the two countries which was last held in Lusaka in 2012.

“Zambia and Kenya are both keen to relate to each other because trading among ourselves has much higher benefits and we therefore want to take advantage of this corridor of trade,” Mr. Kalaba said.

Mr. Kalaba noted that Zambia can learn a lot from Kenya in terms of enhancing its tourism potential while the east African country stands to benefit from Zambia’s vast mining experience.

The two Foreign Ministers will also discuss preparations for the pending state visit of President Uhuru Kenyatta to Zambia scheduled for July this year.

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  1. I totally agree that we can learn a lot from Kenyan tourism. We can also learn from them about farming e.g. tea/coffee growing. We can slowly do away with the mines and be self-sustained.


  2. Yaba, thought it was Rainfold Kalaba trying to get a bilateral contract in Kenya with a Kenyan team. Bola inati ngena too much.


  3. Kenya has been a capitalist state since uhuru,Kaunda took the socialist path with disastrous consequences.Today there are no Zambian Businessmen doing the “real” business in manufacturing,agrifirms(eg Zambeef] etc.Surely we need to learn & fast.Tourism is another aspect,ECL recently on holiday in Mfuwe lamented that there are no Zambians in that sector.


  4. Ba PF zoona,kuwayawaya fye..really .Everyone can see the confusion you are in.We miss the late Mwanawasa MHSRIP



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