By Felix Katyetye
President Hakainde Hichilema says he is committed to fostering bilateral corporation between Zambia and Turkey.
Speaking when he met Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ahmet Yildz at state house yesterday, Mr. Hichilema said the visit underscores, the warm and cordial relationship that exists between Turkey and Zambia, rooted in mutual cooperation across various sectors of common interest.
President Hichilema said that Zambia’s unwavering foreign policy priorities, emphasizing trade, investment, global peace, security, and stability as the beacon of good bilateral corporation the country is enjoying.
“In a bid to enhance Zambia’s connectivity, Turkey should consider increasing the frequency of Turkish Airlines’ flights to Zambia. This move will transform Zambia into a more land-linked country, facilitating trade and economic growth,” Mr. Hichilema stated.
Mr. Hichilema further encouraged the Turkish delegation led by Selim Bora Summa to explore and identify business opportunities for potential joint ventures that they can partner with locals.
He reaffirmed Zambia’s commitment to fostering a favorable business environment, emphasizing the nation’s openness for business and its eagerness to work with international partners to drive the economic growth and development.
“The visit of Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs is testament to the growing ties between Turkey and Zambia and signifies the willingness of both nations to strengthen collaboration in various sectors aimed at enhancing economic cooperation and increase connectivity,” Mr. Hichilema said