China, Zambia agree to boost trade exchanges

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–China and Zambia yesterday agreed to boost their trade exchanges as President Michael Sata continued his inaugural State visit to China.


And Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, has urged China and Zambia to further increase mutual trust and provide political safeguards for cooperation during his meeting with President Sata.


ZANIS reports that Mr Li said the two sides should expand trade exchanges and deepen investment and financing cooperation.


This is contained in a press statement released to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) by Special Assistant to the President, George Chellah in Lusaka today.


He pledged to promote technology transfer and personnel training for Zambia in a bid to enhance the country’s capacity for self development.


The Chinese Premier expressed his hope that Zambia could guarantee the legal rights of Chinese enterprises.


And President Sata, for his part, voiced appreciation for China’s help and support in recent years.


Mr Sata said Zambia firmly sticks to the one-China Policy and welcomes investment from more Chinese firms.


The Zambian President also attended the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia on Sunday.