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Zambia, Zimbabwe sign four agreements

Zambia and Zimbabwe have signed four agreements following the conclusion a joint permanent commission held this week in Lusaka.

The first agreement signed by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Mangaliso Ndlovu and his Zambian counterpart Christopher Yaruma pertains to the one stop border post at Victoria Falls in Livingstone to ease and expedite the movement of goods and services and facilitate trade in the SADC region and the free trade area.

The second signing was a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation on the preservation of war graves and construction of monuments and museums.

This was signed by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Home Affairs Cain Matema and Zambia’s Tourism Minister of Tourism Charles Banda.

The third MOU is on cultural exchange between the two sister and neighbouring countries.

It was again signed by Mr Mathema and Mr. Banda.

The two countries also signed a MOU on gender equality, equity and women empowerment to enhance cooperation in the upliftment and empowerment of women through exchanges and sharing experienced and strategies in the economic and political spheres

The Minister of Women Affairs, SMEs and Community Development Sithembiso Nyoni signed for Zimbabwe with her Zambian counterpart Elizabeth Phiri.

Meanwhile, Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda for the vital role he played in grooming him in his political career.

President Mnangagwa said this was done at the time when he was in the initial youth group for the United National Independence Party (UNIP).

He recalled that in 1959 he was also a student at Hotson Technical College now known as David Kaunda Secondary School.

Mr. Mnangagwa said this today when he paid a courtesy call on Dr. Kaunda at his residence in Lusaka.

President Mnangagwa further said he feels at home whenever he comes to visit Zambia.

And Dr. Kaunda said he is proud of President Mnangagwa and thanked him for his visit.

Read the original article on Lusaka Times