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Zambia seeks Seychelles expertise on tourism

Victoria | March 4, 2014, Tuesday @ 12:09 in National » DIPLOMACY | Views: 2689
Zambia seeks Seychelles expertise on tourism

Zambian High Commissioner to Seychelles Josephine Mumbi Phiri (Mervyn Marie, Seychelles News Agency)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Zambia intends to expand cooperation with the Seychelles in various fields, announcement made by the new Zambian High Commissioner to Seychelles Josephine Mumbi Phiri, in a press interview this morning.

Tourism, agriculture, investment and the possibility of establishing a joint commission between the two countries are some of the areas of interest mentioned by the Zambian diplomat.

“Tourism is the mainstay of your economy, and we have a lot to learn from Seychelles because we have diversified from mining to tourism, agriculture and trade. Seychelles imports a lot... we have vast land in Zambia; we are looking at ways of how we can get investors from Seychelles who can grow food for your local population here,” said Mumbi Phiri.

Josephine Mumbi Phiri was speaking at a news conference after she presented her credentials to Seychelles President James Michel, at State House. As Zambia’s sixth high commissioner to Seychelles, she will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Seychelles and Zambia established diplomatic ties in March 1988.

Both are member countries of regional bodies of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

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