President Rupiah Banda Tuesday held talks with the Governor of the Chinese province of Guangdong where they discussed issues concerning cooperation in areas of trade, mining and tourism.
The President, who arrived in Guangdong Province of China around 17:10 local time, told the Governor of the Province Huang Huahua and his delegation that Zambia intends to attract more tourists from the People’s Republic of China in order to increase the numbers of tourists visiting Zambia. Over 40 million Chinese tourists leave China to visit various tourism sites in the world annually.
President Banda said he would love a situation where Chinese tourists could consider Zambia as one of the priority tourism destinations in the world. In response, Mr. Huahua assured the President and his delegation that his Government will do everything possible to help in marketing Zambia’s tourism to the Chinese.
And the Chinese Government in Guangdong Province said trade between Zambians and the Chinese in the region has drastically improved in recent years. Many Zambian traders source their products from Guangdong Province of China.
Governor Huahua said he would like to see more cooperation between Zambia and his province in areas of mining and tourism. He said Zambia offers a great opportunity to many foreign investors who wish to invest in Africa.
President Banda is tomorrow expected to tour Lianzhog Stainless Steel Corporation in Guangdong before proceeding to Shenzhen City on his last stop of his State Visit to the People’s Republic of China. While in Shenzhen, the President and his delegation will tour ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies Limited, which also have offices in Zambia.