A high-level delegation from Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) is tomorrow expected in the country to attend the Zambia-Turkey Business Forum , which is expected to culminate into the operationalization of the Zambia-Turkey Business Council.
In his goodwill message to the DEIK delegation, Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, Mr Joseph Chilengi wished the delegation well during its interaction with the Zambia Development Agency and Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) in Lusaka.
Ambassador Chilengi hoped that the DEIK visit to Lusaka would open up investment opportunities in priority sectors of agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, energy, mining and health as outlined in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP).
“It is also our expectation that this interaction will open up opportunities for partnerships for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) because we want to empower our SMEs considering that they are the backbone of economic growth and job creation,” Mr Chilengi said.
In 2016, DEIK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), which is expected to actualize the Zambia –Turkey Business Council.
According to a programme released ZDA, the 1st Zambia-Turkey Business Council meeting will take place tomorrow at ZDA while Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Hon. Christopher Yaluma MP, will officially open the Turkey-Zambia Business Forum and Business to Business (B2B) meetings at Radisson Blu on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA, ANKARA, TURKEY