LUSAKA, (Xinhua) --
Zambia and South Africa have started talks to formulate
frameworks to allow for easy movement of people and goods
between the two countries, a senior official said on Sunday.
Minister of Home
Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said preparatory engagements between
the two countries to modernize passports to electronic ones have
A memorandum of
understanding will soon be signed once the consultation process
is finalized, he added.
The Zambian minister
was speaking when he held talks with his South African
counterpart, according to a statement released by the Zambian
embassy in South Africa.
According to him,
the modernization of civil rights registration and electronic
passports will spur development in the southern African region
as skills transfer among countries will be facilitated.