Zambia, Zim ready to co-host global tourism meeting
[Africa Review] Zambia and Zim-bob-we on Friday said they are ready to co-host the forthcoming United Nations
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World Tourism Organisation-UNWTO- next year.

"The Governments of Zambia and Zim-bob-we have confirmed their readiness to co-host the 20 session of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation -UNWTO- in August 2013,"a communiqué jointly released in Lusaka late Friday by the southern African nation tourism ministers said.

"Zambia and Zim-bob-we have made considerable progress in various key areas essential to the successful co-hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly," the communiqué said.

"The two governments have commissioned a number of projects in the areas of infrastructure, visa facilitation, computerisation of border posts, health and emergency care facilities."

Ms Sylvia Masebo and her counterpart Mr Walter Mzembi however, took note of the remaining areas that need "urgent attention" among them the yellow fever alert imposed on Zambia.

Zambian Ministry of Health has already engaged the World Health Organisation seeking to remove Zambia from the alert list to zero risk.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-16