India, Zambia sign 4 agreements during President Kovind’s visit

India and Zambia 11 April 2018 signed four agreements including on double taxation avoidance and judicial cooperation as President Ram Nath Kovind held delegation-level talks with his Zambian counterpart Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

The two Presidents exchanged views on bilateral and global issues. Committing to India’s long-standing developmental partnership with Zambia, President Kovind also expressed appreciation for Zambia having signed the International Solar Alliance agreement. He looked forward to early ratification of the agreement from the Zambian side.

President Kovind, who arrived here yesterday on the final leg of his visit to three African countries, had “meaningful and wide-ranging discussions” with his Zambian counterpart, said a statement issued by the Indian President’s Office. Earlier in the morning, the President visited the Embassy Park Presidential Memorial in Lusaka and paid tributes to three former Presidents of Zambia Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa and Micheal Sata.

Noting that the trade between the two countries has picked up significantly in the past few years, President Kovind urged all stakeholders – small and medium enterprises, Chambers of Commerce, large companies, new entrepreneurs – to diversify and expand the Zambia-India business corridor. Both Zambia and India are blessed with a youthful population. We need to connect our young people through start-ups, skills, technology and new ideas

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