President Zuma to host Zambia President on a State Visit

President Zuma to host Zambia President on a State Visit

President Jacob Zuma will host President Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia for a State Visit to South Africa from 07 to 09 December 2016.

The visit is aimed at deepening and strengthening of the already existing good political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical ties dating back from the years of the struggle.

South Africa and Zambia’s economic relationship continues to grow, with the 2015 two-way trade statistics indicating that Zambia is one of South Africa’s top trading partners on the continent and is currently ranked as South Africa’s top ten import sources in the world.

The two countries cooperate in a variety of areas including among others trade and investment, science and technology, defence, agriculture, environment, energy, as well as health related matters.

There are over 120 South African companies doing business in Zambia in various sectors including telecommunications, aviation, tourism, banking sector, the property sector, the retail sector, the entertainment sector, and the fast food sector.

Both President Zuma and President Lungu will address the Business Forum, which will be attended by more than 150 business captains from both countries.

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or

Distributed by APO on behalf of Republic of South Africa: The Presidency.

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