Scottish Minister for International Development and Europe, Alasdair Allan has called for increased trade ties and cooperation between Zambia and the Scotland.
Dr. Allan said the relationship that exists between Zambia and Scotland is good hence has the need for it to be enhanced in terms of trade and cooperation.
ZANIS reports that Dr. Allan was speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga this morning.
He stated that his country has been working closely with the Zambian government in empowerment of women and girls.
Dr. Allan added that his government is committed to improving the lives of women both in Scotland and internationally.
He disclosed that the Scottish government has concentrated working with the Zambia government in Central Province in an effort to improve the living conditions of the local people.
The visiting minister further said his government is happy to look at any new ways of building on the existing relationship so as to improve the economy and people’s lives.
And Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga said Zambia values the relationship that exist between Zambia and the Scotland.
Mr. Mushanga has since extended an invitation to Scottish investors to take part in the regional Investment Forum and Expo Conference slated for August this year.
He said the Scottish investors can take advantage of the regional event to explore the province’s potential in agriculture, aquaculture, tourism, mining and manufacturing industries.
Dr. Allan is accompanied by Head of International Development Team, Joana Keating and Head of International Development and Innovation Unit of the Scottish Police College, Shaun McKillop.