MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba has appealed to Israeli companies to take advantage of the peaceful environment in Zambia to invest in various sectors.
During a meeting with Israeli deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Hotobely in Jerusalem, Israel, on Monday, Mr Kalaba said Zambia has continued to be a haven of peace in Africa, making it a safe environment for foreign investment.
He said Zambia and other countries in the region are experiencing hydropower challenges and that Israel would do well to invest in the energy sector.
Mr Kalaba also said Israel should take advantage of the huge sources of water and fertile land available in Zambia to invest in the agriculture sector.
The minister also appealed to the Zambia’s Ambassador to Israel, Martin Mwanambale, to regularly facilitate exchange visits between Zambia and Israel in various sectors.
And Israel’s deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Tzipi Hotobely said that Zambia’s declaration as a Christian nation connects it well to the holy country of Israel.
She said Israel is ready to invest in various sectors of Zambia’s economy to strengthen the bilateral ties which have existed for over 60 years.
She commended President Lungu for opening an embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Mr Kalaba is in Israel to officially open the Zambian embassy.