President Michael Sata yesterday morning held a closed door meeting with Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk to discuss trade and investment issues following the prime minister’s visit to Zambia in October 2013.
The meeting between President Sata and Mr. Tusk was held at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels and it lasted for 30 minutes.
The President was accompanied to the meeting by Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, Commerce Minister Robert Sichinga and Zambia’s Ambassador to Belgium Grace Kabwe.
The meeting between President Sata and Mr. Tusk follows the latter’s three days state visit to Zambia in October 2013 for bilateral discussions.
During the visit to Zambia last year, President Sata called on the Polish business community to explore several areas of investment in Zambia.
The President said government was committed to providing a conducive environment for trade and investment because Zambia was endowed with abundant natural resources.
He implored the Polish business community to take advantage of Zambia’s good investment climate and quality manpower to explore areas of investment especially in infrastructure and agriculture.
The President said he recognized Poland’s impressive growth in the European Union and called for increased exchange of trade delegations between the two countries.
During the same meeting, the Polish Prime Minister assured Mr. Sata that his government was eager to see strengthened bilateral relations with Zambia.
Mr. Tusk said his country looked forward to increased economic, social and political relations with Africa mostly Zambia.
The Polish Prime Minister said Zambia was included in his regional visit because of its growing reputation of being a symbol of stability and predictability on the international arena and Southern Africa.