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Japanese business delegation explores Zambia

KALONDE NYATI & PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka
A DELEGATION from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCIJ) in South Africa is in the country to explore business opportunities and linkages with local businesses.
The 23-man delegation representing 14 companies, is in the country is in line with the Japanese Government commitment to boost trade relations with Zambia.
Japanese ambassador to Zambia Yiyoshi Koinuma said during a networking forum on Tuesday that the delegation, which   is meeting various players of the economy including Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI), Government ministries and agencies will create a platform for the two countries to strengthen business relations.
“Zambian markets are expanding and developing, but there are many greenfields as well. The Japanese companies can get valuable information and expand their network with Zambian companies.The objective of the business mission is to enable investors to grasp specific business opportunities,” Mr Koinuma said.
Mr Koinuma said Japanese companies are interested in investing in various sectors including agriculture, energy and mining and that government will continue to facilitate investments into Zambia’s economy.
“The government of Japan is offering its unwavering support to Zambia in taking positive strides in the country’s economic element.
At the same occasion ZACCI vice president for the southern region Jerome Kawesha urged Japanese companies to take advantage of the conducive business environment to invest in the country.
Dr Kawesha also called on the companies to consider with Zambian companies to foster economic growth and job creation.




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