Zambia and South Africa sign Bi-national commission

ZAMBIA and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Bi-National Commission.By this action, Zambia and South Africa have elevated their recently signed Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) to the level of the Bi-National Commission (BNC).While Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) or Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) is chaired by (Foreign or Defence) Ministers from the two cooperating states, a Bi National Commission is chaired by the two Heads of State.On this day Zambia now has its first Bi-National Commission! And it is with South Africa.The Agreement for the framework was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joe Malanji and Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and witnessed by the two Heads of State; President Edgar Chagwa Lungu of Zambia and President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.The two parties are now planning for the inaugural meeting by the end of the year to help resolve outstanding bilateral issues related to trade, Investment and exports, Immigration, legal and other issues.(Picture by Salim Henry/State House) Post Views: 3

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