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Zambia, Poland Team Up for Economic Benefits

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File:Zambia International Investment Forum 2016 Launch:Zambia Development Agency CEO Patrick Chisanga during the “question and answer” session and talking to the media:Zambia Development Agency CEO Patrick Chisanga during the “question and answer” session and talking to the media

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) says there is need for stronger economic relations between Zambia and Poland.

Director General Patrick Chisanga says Zambian embassies and consulates around the world should be used for economic diplomacy to propel the economic agenda of the country.

Mr. Chisanga was speaking today in Lusaka when Honorary Consul to Zambia based in Poland Bartosz Brusikiewicz paid a courtesy call on him.

“Zambia and Poland need strong economic relations which will result into synergies between Zambian and Polish companies for mutual benefits,” explained Mr. Chisanga.

The Director General also explained the role of the agency in promoting Zambia’s economic growth and development.

“ZDA’s primary objective is to foster economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment in Zambia through an efficient, effective and coordinated private sector led economic strategy,” he said.

He said after the successful interactions with the Polish investors during their visit to explore investment and trade opportunities in Zambia, the country stands on the threshold of a major breakthrough in investments from Poland.

Mr. Chisanga said most of the investors that came through are very serious and aggressive adding that some are already in talks with the agency for possible investments.

The Director General pledged to work closely with the Honorary Consul in promoting Zambia’s investment and trade opportunities as well as possible joint ventures between Zambian and Polish investors.

And the Mr. Brusikiewicz affirmed his focus on economic diplomacy to facilitate economic partnerships between the two countries. He pledged to work closely with ZDA in promoting Zambia’s investment opportunities in Poland.

The Honorary Consul was part of a delegation of Polish investors that came into the country to explore investment opportunities and business cooperation with Zambia.

The 24 member delegation comprised the Polish Chamber of Commerce, companies in the energy sector, agriculture sector, ICT, transport and logistics and government representatives.

The delegation was accompanied by the Polish Ambassador to Zambia who is based in Pretoria, Anna Raduchowska-Brochwicz.

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  1. Zamule i used to think Poland is poor until i visited 2 months ago….they are very good in Agriculture and Transpotation (especially rail transport). Believe, its worth it.

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