The British High Commission has refuted reports circulating on social media of an impending closure of its operations in Zambia.
British High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet said the strange social media rumours are totally untrue because Zambia and the United Kingdom (UK) enjoy strong historical ties.
Mr. Cochrane-Dyet said there has been no major change to the British High Commission’s operations since the processing of visas was moved to the regional processing centre in Pretoria in 2010.
He stated that his country is committed to further strengthen its relationship with Zambia through boosting economic development, driving investment, creating jobs and poverty eradication.
“Alongside development work, where our department for International Development is providing over $40 million a year, we are also expanding our prosperity and trade relations, which includes the opening of a Department for International Trade Office at our High Commission Office in Lusaka,” he said.
This was contained in statement availed to ZANIS today.