Govt praises bilateral relations with China

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—Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary, Siazongo Siakalenge, has praised the bilateral relations existing between China and Zambia.

Mr Siakalenge said China has done a lot for Zambia in terms of infrastructural development from 1964 in many areas of the economy.

The Permanent Secretary said this yesterday when he officiated at the Scholarship dinner organized by a Chinese Company, Henan Guoji, at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka.

Mr Siakalenge said China has done a lot even in the education sector where many Zambians have benefited a lot in terms of Scholarships and cited the example of two Zambians who have been awarded scholarships by a Chinese Company, Henan Guoji, to study in China for two years in culture exchange relations.

He urged the Chinese government to continue with this attitude of improving the economy of this country for the benefit of the Zambian people.

And Speaking at the same event, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming, praised the Zambian people for their warm and peaceful relations with people from other countries.

Mr Youming said China will continue to assist Zambia in all the spheres of the economy and urged Zambians to continue practicing peace which has existed for so many years.