Durban, South Africa
In his first official visit to an African country since taking office in August this year, President Hakainde Hichilema has travelled to South Africa to attend this year’s Intra-African Trade Fair taking place in Durban.
President Hichilema, is accompanied by Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga, Minister of Community Development and Social Services Ms. Doreen Mwamba and other senior government officials.
Mr. Hichilema was received by Zambia’s High Commissioner to that country Major General Jackson Miti and other Embassy staff.
This year’s theme will focus on the newly-launched African Continental Free Trade Area, a single market for goods and services across 55 countries, aimed at boosting trade and investment.
The event is held every two years to provide trade and market information and to connect buyers and sellers from across the continent.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will grace the opening ceremony of the Intra-African Trade Fair.
This was contained in a statement issued to the media by Mrs. Naomi Nyawali First Secretary Press and Public Relation in the Zambia High Commission South Africa.