ZAMBIA has appointed its first-ever honorary consul to Greece with the aim of strengthening trade and development relations between the , Lusakatwo countries.
The newly appointed honorary consul, Rose Chizi, has been based in Greece for more than 10 years.
This came to light during a reception held in Lusaka recently in honour of Ms Chizi.
Among those who attended the reception were Cyprus consul Chris Spiron, Greek community president Andreas Damalis, Japanese Ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashima, Ministry of Home Affairs deputy permanent secretary Angela Mulenga and secretary of the Greek Consulate in Zambia Eleni Mukuka, among others.
During her stay in Greece, Ms Chizi has already hosted several Zambians and dignitaries who have visited that country in past years.
She has been involved in several professional opportunities and has made great strides in building relationships, facilitating business collaborations with corporates, charities, non-governmental organisations and foreign women groups in Greece.
Ms Chizi will focus on key sectors like agriculture, tourism, construction and education as Zambia continues to develop.
As Zambia’s honorary consul, Ms Chizi will broker and facilitate investment opportunities as Greece is constantly looking for prospects to invest in Zambia.