Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo has called for partnership with India in human capital development, scientific research and exchange programmes.
Professor Luo says India has invested heavily in science and technology which Zambia can use to benchmark.
Professor Luo was speaking in New Delhi, India, when she conferred with the Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava.
The Minister said Zambia is looking forward to signing a Memorandum of Understanding -MoU with India because the country has lost a lot of lives due to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and cholera as well as non-communicable diseases.
She has since urged the Indian top research and development institute to work with Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga in expeditiously working towards an MoU.
And Indian Council of Medical Research director general Professor Balram Bhargava said his institution will move with speed to work with Zambia especially in HIV and AIDS and malaria research.
Prof. Luo was in India to speak at an Educational Research and Development Summit.
This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.