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February 12th, 2018 / Lusaka Times, Zambia

Japan says Zambia will be among the three African countries it is targeting for its Agricultural development programme.

Japanese Parliamentary vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Manabu Horii says apart from Zambia , his government has picked Kenya and Senegal because of the vast agriculture potential in the three African countries.

“Japan has already appointed a Senior Agriculture Advisor under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) who will soon be sent to Zambia as part of enhancing development cooperation and support to the sector, “ Mr. Horri said.

He said Japan will endeavor to assist Zambia realise her development agenda by encouraging Foreign Direct Investment and offer technical support.

“Zambia should count on Japan because the government stands ready to support the country’s development agenda as espoused in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). We also look forward to quality Oversees Development Assistance (ODA) in various sectors including Agriculture,” Mr. Horii said. Read more