Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa has pledged to enhance bilateral relations with Zambia

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May 16, 2013 - Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa has pledged to enhance cooperation with Zambia in areas of agriculture and mining.

President Porfirio Lobo Sosa was speaking at the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa, Honduras when Zambia’s Ambassador to Honduras Palan Mulonda presented his credentials.

The President observed that the two countries had a lot in common and therefore could learn from one another in areas of economic growth.

And speaking when he presented his letters of credence Ambassador Mulonda said President Michael Sata’s government was keen on working with the Honduran government on how the two governments can best grow their economies within the south to south cooperation framework, including mutually beneficial cooperation within the multilateral setting.

Ambassador Mulonda who will represent Zambia to Honduras on a Non residence basis, stated that it is President Sata´s agenda to engage in bilateral cooperation that aims among others at sharing best practices in fields such as agricultural production, adding that Honduras is known to be the home of renowned privately and state owned regional
agricultural training and research centers.

“I wish to highlight the fact that our two countries peoples are predominantly farmers growing maize, rice and beans as the main staples with more or less similar climatic conditions. This fact makes bilateral cooperation between our two countries even more imperative.” Ambassador Mulonda added.

Meanwhile Ambassador Mulonda says Zambia and Honduras have a lot to learn from each other on growing their economies through mining. Zambia and Honduras are equally both mining countries with Honduras being a major silver producer and Zambia being a major copper producer.