British High Commissioner to Zambia, H.E Nicholas Woolley paid a courtesy call on the COMESA Secretary General Her Excellency Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, Thursday 25 June 2020. Their discussions centred on cooperation between the UK and COMESA trade, agriculture and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
The High Commissioner said UK was keen to support COMESA programmes in agriculture, trade and other areas of mutual interest. He welcomed the development of the COMESA regional guidelines on the movement of goods and services across the region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Specifically, he commended COMESA for its focus on the promotion of small scale trade.
COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe, stressed the importance of harmonizing approaches in handling cross border trade movement during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Our mandate and focus remains to promote economic integration by facilitating trade across the region,” she said.
She welcomed the contribution that the UK has continued to make towards supporting COMESA`s work.