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Relations between Turkey and Zambia

Relations between Turkey and Zambia

Turkey opened an Embassy in Lusaka in 2011. Turkish Embassy in Lusaka is accredited to Malawi and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Zambia has an Embassy in Ankara since 2013.

Turkey and Zambia maintain good political relations. Both countries demonstrate the political will to further improve relations in all fields.

The visit of the ex-President of Zambia R. Banda in July 2010 was the first official visit at Presidential level.

Furthermore, Zambian Foreign Minister made an official visit to Turkey in July 2014. This visit was first official visit at the level of Foreign Minister. Zambian Minister was received by Turkish President.

Zambia has defined tourism, agriculture, education, healthcare and construction as primary sectors of cooperation.

The bilateral trade volume reached 32 million USD in 2015. Turkey exported goods worth 28,9 million USD and imported that worth 3 million USD. Primary goods exported from Turkey are iron and steel products, machines and synthetic fiber.

Turkey has provided 21 undergraduate/graduate scholarships to Zambia within the Turkish Government Scholarship Programme between 2015 and 2016.

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