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Zambia's High Commissioner Extra- Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to Singapore JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA has presented her credentials to the President of Singapore TONY TAN KENG YAM.


MRS KAPIJIMPANGA has also held closed door talks with the Singaporean President after inspecting a military guard mounted in her honour.


The High Commissioner has since invited the President of Singapore to visit his Zambian counterpart, President EDGAR LUNGU, to strengthen bilateral ties especially that Zambia was the second Country in the world to recognise Singapore as a sovereign state when it got its independence in 1965.


MRS KAPIJIMPANGA has called on the President of Singapore to help facilitate the resuscitation of the Zambia- Singapore Joint Permanent Commission- JPC to enhance bilateral trade in various fields.


She has further urged Singapore to assist Zambia with technology in the area of water and sanitation especially harvesting rain water and reuse of waste water.


"The Country is further looking forward to having more scholarships especially in the field of health, and in information, communications and technology- ICT for Zambian students and joint collaboration in defence and security,” MRS. KAPIJIMPANGA said.


The High Commissioner has applauded the cordial relations with Singapore which are both former British colonies, members of the Commonwealth and the Non Aligned Movement.


She says Singapore has served as a shining example through its political and economic stability in South East Asia region.


MRS KAPIJIMPANGA says Singapore has had successive democratically elected leaders who have managed the affairs of the nation peacefully whilst maintaining fiscal discipline in all the faculties of power.


"Singapore has a highly developed free- market economy which Zambia should emulate as it has attracted major investments in health and education and the Country has continued to strengthen its position as South East Asia's leading financial and high- tech hub," She said.


The High Commissioner says Zambia is looking to wooing as many investors as possible from Singapore to boost the Zambian economy through trade and investment.


She has further highlighted the need for Zambia and Singapore to consider signing an air services agreement to enhance connectivity.


MRS KAPIJIMPANGA has since sent best wishes to the people and the President of Singapore as they go to the Presidential polls in the near future.


This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.


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