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Zambian ambassador calls Milan Expo 'extremely important'

Says country sees it as way to 'showcase' its produce

13 December, 13:20
Zambian ambassador calls Milan Expo 'extremely important' (ANSA) - Rome, December 13 - Zambian Ambassador to Italy Frank Mutubila called Milan Expo 2015 "extremely important" for his country as a global showcase for indigenous agricultural products.

The theme of the six-month Universal Exposition taking place in Milan May-October 2015 is "Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life," emphasizing food security, best production practices and international culinary offerings. "As you know, agriculture is being regarded as a mainstay by most African countries, including Zambia. Agriculture has been a priority in my country," Mutubila told ANSA.

"We are delighted to be participating," he went on, saying Zambia "jumped" on the opportunity to participate in Expo to showcase globally a number of indigenous fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products. "We're hoping that this will be a platform to take our agriculture to market," he said.