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Zambia to Participate in 2024 China-Africa Internet Forum

Zambia is set to participate in the upcoming 2024 China-Africa Internet Development and Cooperation Forum, scheduled to take place from April 2nd to 3rd in Xiamen, Fujian province, China.

Percy Chinyama, the Smart Zambia National Coordinator, highlighted in an interview with ZANIS that Zambia’s invitation to the forum signifies recognition of the nation’s strides in the digital sphere.

Additionally, he says it presents a valuable opportunity for Zambia to bolster its ties with China in internet development.

Chinyama emphasized the potential benefits for Zambia at the forum, including learning from other countries’ experiences and sharing Zambia’s own insights in cyber-security and e-governance.

He expressed optimism that the forum would position Zambia favorably and serve as a platform to showcase the country’s trajectory, plans, and achievements in the digital realm.

Furthermore, Chinyama stressed that Zambia is at the forefront of digitizing its economy, labeling the nation as a “greenfield” on the right path toward digital transformation.

The 2024 China-Africa Internet Development and Cooperation Forum aims to facilitate exchanges and cooperation between China and African countries in various digital sectors such as the digital economy, cybersecurity, internet media, artificial intelligence, and e-governance.

The event aligns with the objectives outlined in the Dakar Declaration of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Dakar Action Plan (2022-2024).

Over 400 guests, including ministerial-level officials, high-level representatives of the African Union Commission, African diplomatic envoys in China, officials responsible for digital affairs, representatives of enterprises, media, and think tanks, have been invited to attend the forum.

Source: ZANIS

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