Rumania's first-ever trade exhibition in Zambia has had the effect of strengthening relations between the two countries.
Rumania's first-ever trade exhibition in Zambia has had the effect of strengthening relations between the two countries. On display at Lusaka's Agricultural Showground, products from over 20 Rumanian companies, ranging from fertilizers to lorries. Some of the exhibits displayed the latest advances in Rumanian industry, especially in the electronics field.
The exhibition comes at a time When Zambia, with one of the fastest growing economies south of the Sahara, is attempting to boost its own export sales.
Earlier this year, during Lusaka's diamond jubilee celebrations, the head of a Rumanian delegation called for closer ties between the two countries, and proposed the twinning of Bucharest and Lusaka.
Rumania has bee active n African affairs in the past eighteen months. In March and April 1972, President Nicholas Ceausescu visited eight nations in the Middle East and Africa, including Zambia. Since then his country has joined in cooperative ventures with several African countries including Tanzania, Sudan, Upper Volta, the People's Republic of the Congo, and Zambia.