Boosting co-operation between Egypt and Zambia in industry, expertise exchange and training were the mains topics of high-level talks Wednesday.
Chairman of the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI) Abdelmonem el-Terras yesterday received a delegation led by Zambia National Service (ZNS) commandant Lieutenant General Nathan Mulenga to discuss of co-operation to benefit from the AOI’s advanced capabilities to help meet the needs of development projects and defence and security industries in Zambia.
They also discussed the formation of a technical committee tasked with probing available potentials and identify areas of co-operation in manufacturing.
El-Terras stressed his keenness to promote ties with Africa in line with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives to open up fresh prospects for co-operation and integration with the continent in all field of industry and economy.
The AOI is making its expertise and human and technological capabilities available for co-operation and partnership with our “brothers in Zambia” in manufacturing, expertise exchanging and training in the latest digital systems at the organisation.
For his part, the ZNS chief underlined Zambia’s eagerness to strengthen co-operation with Egypt in industrial development, commending the development renaissance in Egypt led by President Sisi.
Mulenga also referred to the presidential initiative ‘Decent life’ and the national mega-projects, as well as plans to expand local manufacture and localise technology.
The Zambian delegation visited the AOI products fair, and the organisation’s training academy that was recently opened in partnership with Germany’s DMG Mori.