Kapeya hails Zambia-China relations

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Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Mwansa Kapeya says Zambia and China have continued to cooperate in various sectors of development.

Mr Kapeya says the cooperation has seen China’s total investment in the country reach $2.1 billion while more than 50,000 jobs have been created.

Mr. Kapeya said government under the leadership of President Michael Sata is determined to further the cordial relations existing between the two countries.

He was speaking in Lusaka today when he welcomed a visiting delegation from China Radio International, which is in the country to exchange views on media cooperation between the two countries.

Mr. kapeya said Zambia will stand to benefit immensely from China Radio International, a world class radio station with over 30 overseas offices.

He said the visiting delegation will help Zambia in coming up with ways of establishing community radio stations in rural areas as it is the means through which government can reach the people.

And China Radio International delegation leader Wang Gengnian who is also president and director general of the organisation said the delegation is in the country to seek ideas on how best the two countries could work together to improve the media industry in Zambia.

Mr. Wang said his delegation will also hold meetings with counterpart organizations in Zambia such as the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to exchange ideas and discuss specific areas of cooperation.

China Radio International has been in existence since 1941 and expanded through the years with 30 overseas offices and broadcasts in 61 languages globally.