After some diplomatic tiff, Malawi and Zambia seems to bury their differences as Zambia has invited the economically crippled Malawi to take part to in an international trade fair to be held in Ndola starting from June 27 to July 03, 2012.
According to a statement released by the office of the Zambian High Commissioner in Malawi signed by the Deputy High Commissioner Henry Ngilazi, this will be an opportunity for Malawi to showcase its potential in several areas including tourism and mining.
“This is a chance opportunity for Malawi to showcase its potential in tourism, minerals and gemstones among other products. We are appealing to the business community in Malawi to take keen interest in this international event to exhibit their goods and services” reads part of the statement.
In the statement, Ngilazi says for Zambia as a country, this will also be a great opportunity to also showcase what they have in offer as well as strengthening relations with other countries.
“As a country we are looking at this as an opportunity to showcase what we have to offer and also strengthen partnership and create more linkages with other business entities in the Southern African region and beyond” reads the statement.
The Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) board and management have come up with the theme for the 2012 trade fair which is “creating synergies beyond boarders” according to information sourced on official website for the fair www.zitf.org.zm
The ZITF event is an annual event and the last year’s event attracted650 exhibitors of which 98 were from other countries.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the trade fair through the Zambian High Commission office in Lilongwe-Malawi have asked all well established Malawi companies to take part to the event by exhibiting their best products and services.