Zimbabwe and Zambia to partner in tourism projects

By ZBC Reporter

ZIMBABWE and Zambia have agreed to cooperate on strategic tourism development projects.

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Mangaliso Ndlovu, who is attending the ongoing United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi Kenya, held talks with his Zambian counterpart, Collins Nzovu where it was agreed to foster cooperation on tourism projects.

Honourable Ndlovu says the fruitful talks also centred on exchanging ideas on wildlife development.

“The talks were cordial and we reached an agreement whereby the two countries should focus on development in terms of projects while focusing on modalities to facilitate joint ventures given the proximity of the two nations,” said Minister Ndlovu.

His Zambian counterpart spoke on the need for the two countries to learn and develop ideas in stimulating tourism cooperation.

“Zambia has got a lot to learn from Zimbabwe so we are ready to explore more opportunities while assessing the need to develop and expand existing projects, I think very soon we shall sign some agreements so that we accelerate the projects and focus on the way forward,” said the Zambian Minister.

Zambia and Zimbabwe boast of attractive tourism destinations that are considered strategic in the generation of foreign currency.