Brian Mwale


President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has left China for Zambia after concluding his six days state visit to that country.

The climax of President HICHILEMA’s trip was holding bilateral meetings with Chinese President XI JIPING yesterday where the two reiterated their commitment to elevating the existing bilateral relations.

The two heads of state also witnessed the signing of over 15 Memoranda of Understanding for cooperation in various sectors of the Zambian economy at the Great Hall of the People of China.

Among the MoUs signed, is the formulation of a Cooperation plan on the belt and road initiative between Ministry of Finance and the Reform Commission of China, an agreement to allow for the export of Blue Berries to China, in media and tourism.

While in China ,President HICHILEMA also addressed an investment forum which saw about 1.4 billion dollars of Chinese investments being committed to Zambia.

During his visit , the President who was accompanied by first lady MUTINTA HICHILEMA and various Cabinet Ministers visited various companies that are involved in manufacturing of electric vehicles and cell phones among them.

The President invited the firms to consider expanding their operations to Zambia because of a peaceful environment and conducive business policies.

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