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Zambia and JICA Pledge Enhanced Collaboration on 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations 

Ms. Etambuyu Anamela Gundersen, the Permanent Secretary for International Relations and Cooperation, convened a pivotal meeting with Mr. Jotaro Tateyama, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Country Representative for Zambia, in Lusaka today. 

The meeting served as a platform to reinforce the enduring partnership between Zambia and JICA while exploring new avenues for collaboration.

Central to the discussions was the forthcoming 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Zambia and Japan in 2024. 

Ms. Gundersen expressed gratitude for JICA’s steadfast support across various critical sectors within Zambia and underscored the importance of nurturing this partnership to achieve mutual developmental goals. 

She highlighted Zambia’s diplomatic priorities, emphasizing Economic, Peace, Security, and Stability as pivotal pillars guiding the nation’s foreign relations agenda.

In response, Mr. Tateyama reaffirmed JICA’s commitment to Zambia’s development, outlining the organization’s key focus areas in the country, which encompass health, education, agriculture, infrastructure, and private sector development. 

He emphasized JICA’s alignment with Zambia’s national development aspirations and pledged continued collaboration with the Zambian government to foster sustainable growth and progress. 

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