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Estonia keen to invest in Zambia’s digital technology

Economy Estonia keen to invest in Zambia’s digital technology

Foreign Affairs Minister ,Hon Harry Kalaba stressing a point on arrival at Malabo International Airport, Equatorial Guinea.
Foreign Affairs Minister ,Hon Harry Kalaba stressing a point
on arrival at Malabo International Airport, Equatorial Guinea.
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has welcomed the suggestion by the Estonia government to invest in digital technology in Zambia.

Mr. Kalaba said that Zambia stands ready to benefit from the expertise that the Estonia government was offering to Zambia in terms of the digital world.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Kalaba was speaking when he held bilateral talks with his counterpart from Estonia Sven Mikser in Addis Ababa Ethiopia yesterday on the sidelines of the AU summit.

Mr. Kalaba also called for enhanced bilateral relations with Estonia in order to cement the already existing relations that the two countries share.

“Zambia is excited that our two countries, Zambia and Estonia are yet again revitalizing their relations, and I must also take this opportunity to congratulate you on your decision to stand for the European Union (EU presidency,” he said.

The Zambian Foreign Affairs Minister also extended an olive branch to his Estonia counterpart to consider investing in the Agriculture sector.

Zambia is looking into diversifying to other important sectors of the economy by moving from dependence on Copper to Agriculture.

“We have been a mono economy for a long time and we are now looking at diversifying the economy and move onto to agriculture,” said Mr. Kalaba.

He also asked the Estonia delegation to consider sampling the tourist sites that Zambia has to offer adding that there were several areas that Estonia may wish to explore.

And Foreign Affairs Minister for Estonia Sven Mikser said the Estonian government was willing to invest in digital technology in Zambia.

Mr. Mikser said the digital agenda is one area that Zambia needs to take up especially now that the world has gone digital.

He said digital technology is important in governance issues as it establishes a link between the people and government.

And in reacting to Mr. Kalaba’s offer to explore other areas, Mr. Mikser said he would consider to explore the opportunities Zambia was offering.

The Estonia Minister has since called for enhanced cooperation between Zambia and Estonia.

He also used the opportunity to ask Zambia for her support to acquire a permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

Estonia is a Baltic country located in Europe and lies on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, which is part of the Baltic Sea. The Eastern European country is boarded by Latvia and Russia, and shares a maritime border with Finland.

It is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy and high living standards.

Estonia ranks very high in the Human Development Index, and performs favourably in measurements of economic freedom, civil liberties, education, and press freedom as reflected in its fourteenth ranking in the world as at 2015.

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  1. Why LT had to explain where Estonia is? Because on Zambia talks about poor European countries like that. Nobody knows where it is on the map

    • It is in Eastern Europe, part of the former soviet union. Very good in mathematical sciences. They only problem is that we seem to have to choice when it comes to our feeders

    • Just yesterday someone was talking about e-governance, bang kalaba is talking to some people with digital technology, I smell another kaloswe Enterprises Malawi maizegate here, tulyemo is embedded in their DNA.

  2. Would rather deal with Russia than these vassal states in Europe whose allegiance is to imperialism. Estonia is like Luthania, very poor, while Zambia has a lot of resources BUT poor leadership. A poor leadership will always reduce a resourceful nation like Zambia and Nigeria into a BASKET case of poverty for the vast majority of their citizens!

  3. Like Poland, Estonia is nuts against Russia because as a member of nato, it gets alot of money from the US as part of its revenue! Poor East European countries have sold their independence to imperialism due to the huge sums of money they get for being against Russia.

    • You know nothing about Estonia or Estonians. Nobody needs to pay you to be against a nation that has slaughtered your grandparents. Who’d support a regime that just made it legal to beat women? Estonia advocates freedom and free choice.

  4. “…Mr. Mikser said the digital agenda is one area that Zambia needs to take up especially now that the world has gone digital….”

    A shirty poor country trying to teach the Africans……..kwena we suffer mwe.

  5. Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, borders the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it’s dotted with castles, churches and hilltop fortresses. The capital, Tallinn, is known for its preserved Old Town, museums and the 314m-high Tallinn TV Tower, which has an observation deck.

  6. what is he going to bring from there drugs for his nephew who is a big time drug dealer ask DEC he is well known so what r they talking about he is the one who stole the van for the bishop and took it to kalaba farm in mansa my friend knows all this story i run a shop here on cha cha cha road and kalaba had done wrong things so can some one look in to this he is fooling lungu

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