Zambia: Enhancing economic co-operation with China

According to a Zambian industry group, their government attaches great importance to its bilateral cooperation with China, which will benefit the people of Zambia through improved economic growth. Chingola Chamber of commerce and industry President Fred Musonda said Zambia was benefiting from China in economic development, such as improved trade with the Asian nation.

"We have been getting good news from China that the Asian nation wants to import goats and sheep as well as blueberries. This is all through bilateral trade and China will provide a readily available market for the products," he said.

Musonda expressed optimism that China will support Zambia by ensuring that trade between the two countries is strengthened. He said China and Zambia have witnessed strengthened bilateral and political mutual trust since the two countries established diplomatic ties 55 years ago.

Also, Musonda called on the Zambian government to strengthen its cooperation with China under the proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He claimed that cooperation on BRI will enable Zambia to improve on infrastructure development which will result into enhanced economic growth.


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