Zambia and Japan have agreed to enhance cooperation for mutual benefit in agriculture and manufacturing as part of the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) initiative.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Stanley Kakubo said as part of his engagements this week, he conferred with Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs Odawara Kiyoshi.
“Zambia and Japan enjoy excellent longstanding relations since Independence. In 1970, Japan opened its mission in Lusaka and Zambia reciprocated by opening of a mission in Tokyo in 1975,” he said
The Minister said Zambia appreciates the support of the Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in various fields such as health, water and sanitation, energy, education and infrastructure development.