President Banda heads to Turkey

President Rupiah Banda is expected to travel to Turkey next week.

President Banda has been invited by that country’s leader Abdullah Gül.

Among the issues presidents Banda and  Gul will deal with is the Turkish  airlines’ impending commencement of a direct flight connection between Zambia and Turkey.

A few months ago, the Turkish government requested the Zambian Government to ease the bottlenecks that are preventing investors from investing in the aviation sector.

Turkey had asked the Government to wave visa requirements for people traveling into Zambia from Turkey and vice-versa.

The two presidents will also discuss possibilities of opening embassies in the two countries.

Turkey has no embassy in Zambia while the Zambian embassy in Germany handles matters relating to Turkey.

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