According to a statement from the entity, the delegation was received at the Investor Support Office (GAI) by the Executive Director, Carla Silvestre, on behalf of the CEO of the ZEE, António Henriques da Silva, at a time when there is a process of intensifying economic relations between Angola and Zambia.
On the occasion, the administrator highlighted that the establishment of the commercial alliance will contribute to the development of the industrialization of both countries.
For Carla Silvestre, who was speaking on behalf of the PCA of the ZEE, cooperation should have a significant impact on other African countries, and contribute to the continent reducing its dependence on economic powers. "The two countries can become a source of imports for many other African countries, especially in the SADC region", she said, and then invited Zambian businessmen to invest in the Special Economic Zone.
For Obby Banda, Director for Development at ZDA, AIPEX's counterpart in Zambia, the raw material and the Angolan population density, as well as the proximity between the two countries stimulate investment in Angola. "Angola has many natural and mineral resources, its more than 30 million inhabitants and the vast border we share represent an opportunity for Zambian businessmen to bet on a significant increase in investment in Angola", he said.
The delegation made up of entrepreneurs from the agribusiness, construction, trade, textile industry, logistics, sustainable technologies, and technical-professional training sectors also maintained contact with national production following visits to two ZE manufacturing units: Yoni Bem , a pasta factory and Kaheel Agricultura, a tractor assembly unit.