Foreign Affairs Minister Stanley Kakubo has assured investors that Government’s policy of zero tolerance to corruption is meant to protect public resources including investments that are brought into the country.
Speaking during a bilateral meeting with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijarto, Mr. Kakubo emphasized that government is keen to attract investment that will create jobs especially for young people.
He said government had placed emphasis on investments that set a high premium on workers’ and human rights.
Mr. Kakubo said Government places importance on the problem of youth unemployment and is committed to ensuring that there is job creation because the mandate of the new dawn Government is derived mainly from the youth vote.
He emphasized on the need for quality education and requested the Hungarian Government to consider allocating scholarships to Zambian students.
Mr. Kakubo expressed confidence that the MOU between the two countries of education scholarships would soon be signed and concluded.
The Minister commended the Hungarian Government for its decision to open an Embassy in Zambia and further requested for more companies to invest in Zambia.
Meanwhile, Mr. Szijarto, thanked Government for allowing Hungary to set up an Embassy in Zambia.
He expressed happiness that bilateral ties between the two countries have been rekindled, stating that the last bilateral meeting between the two countries was held in the nineteen eighties.
The bilateral meeting was held on the sidelines of the AU-EU Meeting which was being held in Kigali, Rwanda.
This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia, Inutu Mwanza.