Zambian president Edgar Lungu says while it is good to have international investors, the west should not dictate the terms when they engage with Africa on trade.
This comes at a time where the World Trade Organisation is facing challenges after the US President Donald Trump lambasted the organisation.
Many believe it is time for international investors to look to Africa as an alternative market. In July 2019 African leaders adopted the implementation program for the African Continental Free Trade. However infrastructure will be key for the continent to integrate.