Zambia to grow its trade with Botswana

Zambian President Edgar Lungu and Botswana President Eric Masisi

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi says Zambia and Botswana have the potential to grow trade between the two countries.

Mr. Masisi said this can be attributed to the number of success stories and steady growth of trade that has been recorded among the two peoples.

The Botswana Head of State noted that the two countries have the ability to attract exhibitors from all over the world stating that he is optimistic that Zambia will continue recording more success in her business trade environment.

President Masisi was speaking when he officiated at this year’s 54th International Trade Fair in Ndola held under the theme-Private sector, key to industrialization.

Mr. Masisi thanked his Zambian counterpart for considering him to grace the important occasion which he said demonstrates the strong bond that Zambia has shared with Botswana over the past years.

And President Masisi has encouraged Zambians to take advantage of the favorable economic front in the country to grow their trade base.

And Mr. Masisi has further invited his counterpart to attend that country’s business expo which will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2018.

And President Edgar Lungu said the increased exhibitors from outside the country during the International Trade Fair every year signifies the strengthened bilateral ties and confidence that Zambia continues to share with her neighbours.

The Head of State noted that both Zambia and Botswana have a duty to build on the friendship that the two peoples have continued to share.

He added that it is important for the two countries to reflect on the strides that they shared during the independence struggle.

President Masisi was accompanied by his wife Jane Masisi and senior government officials from Botswana.

Also in attendance was the former President of Botswana Festus Mogae.