Zambia, Finland Relationships Have Yielded Positive Results

The Zambian government says the bilateral relations shared between Finland and Zambia, will continued to be recognised and stand a taste of time.

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Christopher Yaluma, explains that the relationship between Zambia and the people of Finland is developmental and is a business oriented corporation that dots back to 1964 when the Finnish government recognised Zambia as an independent state.

Mr Yaluma while speaking at the Finnish Ambassador’s residence during a networking cocktail to celebrate the Finish Business week, disclosed that the corporation between the two countries has helped Zambia generate 35 million United States dollars per year in revenue from exports to that country.

He further noted that the Finnish government has helped the country enhance the development of the private sector through grant support towards promoting growth for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’S).

Mr Yaluma further called on the International community to partner with Zambia as the country provides them with a conducive environment for their businesses to thrive, and also provide investors with easy access to markets in the SADC region and beyond.