Zuma to under take a state visit to Zambia

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South African
President Jacob Zuma 

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will undertake a State
Visit to Zambia scheduled to take place on 12-13 October 2017.

President Edgar Lungu undertook a State Visit to South Africa
in December last year.

President Zuma was in Zambia in August for an official visits
to reopen the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show in
Lusaka.

Interactions between the two Heads of State during this State
Visit are aimed at deepening and strengthening the already
existing good political, economic and cultural relations
underpinned by strong historical ties that date back from the
years of the liberation struggle.

Economic cooperation between South Africa and Zambia is
steadily growing, with South African exports to Zambia
amounting to approximately R30 billion in 2016.

Zambia remains one of South Africa’s top trading partners in
the region and the continent.

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

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

During the State Visit, the two Heads of State will officially
open the OR Tambo National Heritage site in Zambia
on 13 October
2017
.

President Zuma will be accompanied by Minister of International
Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Minister
of Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa; Minister of Trade and
Industry, Dr. Rob Davies; Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko
Kubayi; Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr. Mosebenzi Zwane; and
the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr.
Senzeni Zokwana.

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