The sixth High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia to Seychelles, Mrs. Josephine Mumbi Phiri, presented her credentials to Seychelles President James Michel at State House this morning.
After the accreditation ceremony, High Commissioner Phiri told the national media that her talks with the President centered on cooperation that will further develop the different sectors which are of mutual interest to both countries such as tourism, agriculture, investments, as well as the possibility of the establishment of a Joint Commission between the two countries.
“Tourism is the mainstay of your economy, and we have a lot to learn from Seychelles, because we have
diversified from mining to tourism, agriculture, and trade. Seychelles imports a lot… we have vast land in Zambia; we are looking at ways of how we can get investors from Seychelles who can grow food for your local population here,” said Mrs. Phiri.
Also present during the meeting were the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, and the President’s Diplomatic Adviser, Ambassador Callixte D’Offay.
High Commissioner Josephine Mumbi Phiri is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .