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Zambian leader says BRI to facilitate Africa trade

2019-06-06 12:45:56 Xinhua

Zambia says that cooperation on the Chinese-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will help African ries to strengthen trade with China and beyond.

KITWE, Zambia, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Zambia says that cooperation on the Chinese-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will help African countries to strengthen trade with China and beyond.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Wednesday that China has demonstrated its commitment to build infrastructure that will link and create synergies for trade across the world.

The Zambian leader was speaking in an interview with journalists after he toured exhibition stands at an enterprises expo featuring multiple economic sectors which is being held in Kitwe city on the Copperbelt Province under the theme: "Innovative Partnerships for Empowerment and Growth."

Lungu said Zambia will continue to strengthen bilateral relations with China in various economic sectors that include infrastructure development that will be of benefit to the Zambian people.

According to Lungu, the African Union (AU) is in support of the BRI, adding that Zambia as a member of the AU has also taken a similar route.

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