Egypt Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry has expressed his country’s desire to increase trade and investments with Zambia, according to Inutu Mupango, Zambia’s First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Embassy in Ethiopia.

Speaking during a bilateral meeting with his Zambian counterpart Harry Kalaba in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, shoukry said his country was looking for more investment opportunities in Zambia.

He hailed the excellent relations existing between the two countries and renewed Cairos invitation for President Edgar Lungu to undertake a state visit to that country.

shoukry also requested Kalaba to join him in Cairo to prepare for the imminent state visit of His Excellency the President.

And Kalaba said Zambia appreciates the bilateral relations and the mutually benefiting trade agreements which existed between the two countries.

“The Zambian government is eager to welcome more investment from countries like yours which we already enjoy cordial relations with,” Kalaba said.

“Zambia is the best investment destination because of its peaceful and stable nature. So I am happy that Egypt is looking for ways to increase trade volumes between our two countries.”

He added that zambia and Egypt, being members of the African Union Peace and Security Council, must work together in spreading messages of peace and unity on the continent.