All ten Provincial Ministers will next month travel to China to attend a developmental workshop at the invitation of the Chinese government.
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba said President Edgar Lungu has since authorized the Ministers’ participation in the workshop.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Kalaba disclosed this during a meeting he held with the Provincial Ministers at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lusaka
He urged the provincial Ministers to learn the best developmental practices while in china, and implement them in the respective provinces they oversee for the benefit of the people.
Kalaba said the Zambian officials will be in Beijing, China from November 15th to 24th 2016 under the tutelage of the Economic Councillor.
Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Yang Youming acknowledged President Edgar Lungu for his big decision on having all the Provincial Ministers to go to china to understand economic and social development.
Mr. Kalaba said the visit by the provincial ministers will help strengthen the warm relations that have existed between Zambia and China since 1964.
He said Zambia attaches great importance to its relations with China which is evidenced by the frequent exchange of high level visits between the two countries and the numerous projects being undertaken by Chinese contractors in the country.
Mr. Kalaba called for more interaction between the two countries through frequent consultations and exchange visits to address key issues of common interest.