30 April 2022
President of the Democratic Republic Congo His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo this week visited Zambia.
During his visit the two countries officially signined the Zambia – DRC Cooperation Agreement on the Establishment of a Value Chain in the Electric Vehicle and Clean Energy Sectors.
Zambia and the DRC are both well endowed in the production of high grade copper and cobalt that is further complimented by rich deposits of manganese, nickel, phosphorus and iron.
The complimentarity of the resource endowments of both countries is able to support the emergence of robust value chains across a host of manufacturing sectors such as batteries, electric cars and the renewable energy sector which can contribute to job and wealth creation, economic and social transformation of the people of the two countries.
Academia and research institutions have therefore been challenged to provide a leading role in the provision of knowledge and evidence based results to support policy formulation and industry needs.
Business communities of the two countries have been called to take a keen interest and consider participating in this ground breaking establishment of a value chain in the electric battery and clean energy sector.
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