By SIMON MUNTEMBA
UNITED Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister’s trade envoy, Laurence Robertson says there are many opportunities to increase trade and investment between Zambia and his country because of the warm relations that have existed over the years.
Mr Robertson said Zambia offers great potential for mining investment, adding that more British investors should look towards the African nation to capitalise on minerals.
He said this yesterday at State House in Lusaka when he met President Hakainde Hichilema to discuss bilateral opportunities for widening the trade relationship between Zambia and UK.
In response, President Hichilema said his administration was determined to further the bilateral economic ties with UK to rebuild Zambia’s economy because that is what he was voted for.
The President reiterated that rebuilding Zambia’s economy was top on his administration’s agenda.
“Trade and investment is the basis upon which we were elected by Zambians,” President Hichilema said.
He explained that rebuilding the economy and creating jobs could become reality if there was trade and investment.
He said his Government would implement policies to reduce the fiscal deficit, restore economic growth and review mining policies.
Meanwhile, the new dawn Government has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen bilateral ties with the People’s Republic of China.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Stanley Kakubo said Zambia and China would continue to share excellent bilateral relations.
Mr Kakubo reaffirmed the new government’s commitment to enhancing international cooperation and foreign relations for a better-shared future.