The High Commissioner, S. Amarasekara based in Pretoria, South Africa recently paid a visit to his counterpart of Zambia, intending to find new avenues for Sri Lanka businesses.
Zambia is among the 09 other Countries, concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa. At the meeting with Major General (Rtd) Jackson Miti, the Zambian High Commissioner in Pretoria, High Commissioner Amarasekara reiterated the historical relations between Sri Lanka and Zambia. Further, the High Commissioner expressed his views on the renewal of the bilateral relations with Zambia at the dawn of a new era, under the leadership of newly elected President HE. Hakainde Hichilema.
In response, High Commissioner Miti thanked High Commissioner Amarasekara for the visit and assured his support to enhance the relations between Sri Lanka and Zambia. At the discussion, both parties identified several areas of potential business links such as the provision of raw material for the textile industry (cotton) in Sri Lanka, investment opportunities for Sri Lankan investors at the industrial parks in Zambia, participation in the construction industry, health and education sectors and professional services. Additionally, both parties agreed to initiate an MoU at the earliest to lay a solid foundation for the economic co-corporation between the two countries.
Senior officials of the Sri Lanka High Commission and Zambian High Commission in Pretoria also attended the meeting.