The Zambian ambassador to Angola, Marina Nsingo, has emp hasized the need to reopen the Benguela railway, linking the two countries, in o r der to relaunch trade cooperation, PANA reported, quoting a report in the Angola n news agency, ANGOP, Monday.
Nsingo said in an exclusive on the theme: “Peace, Security and Stability in Afri ca” that with the rehabilitation of the railway corridor, trade between the two c ountries will be easier and goods exchange will benefit both countries.
“The Zambians could export their products to Angola, as well as products from An gola to Zambia, through the Benguela railway, more easily”, she said.
Zambia is among the world’s largest producer of copper. It also has reserves of cobalt, zinc and lead. Agriculture, which occupies 73.7 per cent of the workforc e , is also economically important.
Situated in Southern region of Africa, Zambia has most of its territory covered by Savannah.