It will be Lungu’s third time to visit Zimbabwe after he flew into the country to consult and thank President Mugabe shortly before and soon after he was elected Zambian leader.
The announcement was made by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mike Bimha, at a press briefing in Bulawayo on Thursday.
Bimha said government had acceded to the request made by the ZITF company to have the recently elected Zambian leader to officiate at the trade showcase.
“The government has approved the recommendation to invite His Excellency the president of Zambia, the honourable Edgar Chagwa Lungu to be the guest of honour for ZITF 2015.
“You are very much aware that Zambia is really one of our major trading partners and we have quite a lot of historical, cultural ties between these two countries.”
“There is quite a lot happening in Zambia in terms of their economy and we want to promote trade between the two countries which also underlines the emphasis not only at SADC level but at COMESA level as well as at the African Union level that we must boost trade among ourselves,” said Bimha.
The trade showcase will run from April 21 to 25, under the theme, “Stimulating trade…seizing opportunities to accelerate growth.”