By JOHN SAKALA
Major General Jackson Miti is the new Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa taking over from Emmanuel Mwamba who was transferred to Ethiopia in the same capacity.
Maj Gen Miti says he will work towards the implementation of Bilateral Agreements signed between the two countries.
High Commissioner- Designate says it was his priority to ensure that agreements signed between Zambia and South Africa were implemented as a matter of urgency, as this would help promote mutually beneficial trade and investment.
He was speaking in Pretoria, South Africa when he reported as Zambia’s newly appointed High Commissioner to that country with extra acreditation to Lesotho and Madagascar.
Major Gen Miti said the actualization of Bi-National Commission initiatives were expected to enhance investment, Trade and cooperation, peace security and information exchange.
He said that Zambia would draw lessons from South Africa’s advanced economy in order to achieve goals set out in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP).
Major General Miti added that he will continue cementing the cordial relations that have existed between the two countries.
He indicated that there was also need to foster sustainable business linkages between Zambian and South African Companies and to promote local content in Trade and investment Initiatives.
The High Commissioner-Designate, who was received by Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Maynard Misapa and High Commission staff has since resumed duties whilst waiting to present his credentials to South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.
This is according to the media statement by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa Naomi.