Sata in Israel on a working holiday
PRESIDENT Sata is in Israel on a working holiday at the invitation of outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres.
He arrived in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv yesterday accompanied by First Lady Christine Kaseba and other senior government officials.
The delegation was received by Zambia’s Honorary Consular-General to the Republic of Israel Ronit Hershkovitz.
This is according to a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by acting Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson, Mwansa Kapeya.
While in Israel, President Sata will, among other important engagements, have meetings with President Peres and Israeli senior government officials.
The President will also hold meetings with Israeli businessmen who are interested in investing in Zambia’s rural industrialisation project.
The bilateral relations between Zambia and Israel are yielding positive results.
Israel is promoting co-operation with Zambia in sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and education.
Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba is acting as President.
This year, 40 students from Zambia will receive scholarships for agricultural internships in Israel and this will double the number from last year’s.
And recently, Foreign Affairs Minister Wylbur Simuusa said Zambia is looking forward to rekindling and strengthening ties with Israel.
He said this when seeing off Zambian students who were going to study agriculture in Israel.