Zambia is expected today 25th of July to host a fifty-three (53) Man delegation from Japan on a two (2) days business and investment trip. The delegation which is led by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manabu Horii comprises 30 business executives, government and officials from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) respectively.

The trip is a public and private sector joint mission aimed at promoting trade and investment in Zambia. The companies represent various sectors including infrastructure, Manufacturing, energy, agriculture, health, financial, technology, tourism and travel.

During the mission, the delegation will hold meetings and networking sessions with government and the local business sector.

Mrs. Ndiyoi Mutiti, Zambia’s Ambassador to Japan has expressed her delight in the upcoming business and investment mission. “There is no doubt that the mission is very important and will contribute positively to Zambia and Japan bilateral relations. I would therefore encourage the business community, and associations to take advantage of the mission in order to create business ventures with Japanese companies.”

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been sending such missions to Africa and this year Zambia was among those chosen for this important trade and investment mission.