A delegation comprising 14 distinguished Swedish companies, under the leadership of His Excellency Mr. Mikael Lindvall, the Swedish Deputy Director-General of Foreign Affairs, Africa Department, recently visited Zambia as part of the Swedish Ministerial Business Delegation. This eagerly anticipated meeting marked a significant milestone in the enduring relationship between the two nations.
During the gathering, President Hakainde Hichilema expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Lindvall for orchestrating such a substantial business delegation, underscoring the importance of fortifying connections between Zambia and Sweden. The visit served as a testament to the deepening ties between the two countries and their respective peoples.
President Hichilema, recognizing Sweden’s support in debt restructuring talks, urged for sustained collaboration to propel Zambia’s economic transformation agenda forward. He extended a warm invitation to Swedish companies to invest in Zambia, emphasizing the significance of not only tapping into the country’s resource wealth but also processing these resources within Zambia. Collaboration with the Zambian private sector to enhance value aligns seamlessly with Zambia’s focus on expediting economic growth.
Highlighting that the invitation to Swedish companies aligns with Zambia’s economic priorities, President Hichilema pointed out the potential for collaboration across various sectors. He encouraged the delegation to explore the myriad opportunities available in Zambia.
Acknowledging Sweden’s reputation for excellent technology and solutions, the President urged the Swedish companies to share insights into their past global endeavors. This transparency would enable Zambia to evaluate the compatibility of their models for integration into the Zambian economy.
The meeting concluded with a shared commitment to cultivating a robust economic partnership, leveraging the strengths and capabilities of both nations. The visit by the Swedish Ministerial Business Delegation is viewed as a positive stride toward enhancing economic cooperation and fostering mutual development.