Zambia : Denmark bound to enhance economic corporation

Zambia’s Ambassador to Sweden, Her Excellency Ms. Rose Salukatula. Photo : RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Zambia and Denmark have agreed to find ways through which to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries.

Danish Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michael Zilmer-Johns and Zambia’s Ambassador to Sweden Rose Salukatula, have observed that there was minimal trade between the two countries despite enjoying bilateral relations since 1958.

This came to light during a meeting when Ambassador Salukatula travelled to Denmark earlier in the week to present her letters of Credence to Queen Margarethe II in Copenhagen.

Mr. Zilmer-Johns noted that a number of bilateral cooperation arrangements have been agreed between Zambia and Denmark but it was regrettable that trade activities have remained low.

He said it was important that the two countries devised ways of enhancing bilateral trade relations.

“Denmark has competences in agriculture, energy and information technology and our Ministry is ready to help establish linkages between the Zambian Embassy in Stockholm and institution such as the Danish industries, whose members could be interested in exploring Zambia’s investment opportunities,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Salukatula expressed Zambia’s desire to engage Denmark in exploring trade and investment cooperation opportunities.

Ambassador Salukatula further briefed Zambians about the processes involved under the dual citizenship clause, which was effected in August last year 2017 in line with the amended republican Constitution.

This is contained in a statement made available to the media in Lusaka today by Zambia’s Counsellor at the Swedish Embassy Nicky Shabolyo.

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