Zambia and South Africa have finally signed The Historical Joint Commission of Cooperation.

This is the first time that the two countries will establish a permanent structured platform through which to table issues of common interest and concerns.

The works to establish the Joint Commission of Cooperation has been underway since 2005.


The signing was signed by the Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister and South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.



Zambia has over 21 agreements between the two countries and there was no mechanism to implement the agreements.

Also expected to be signed are other cooperation agreements in Agriculture, Tourism, Infrastructure, Trade and Energy.

Trade imbalance is as one of issues that will be tabled and addressed through the Joint Commission of Cooperation.


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