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Barrick CEO on Zambia Tax Dispute: Threats Don't Solve Problems

  • Miner operates the Lumwana copper operation in Zambia
  • Barrick made proposals to government on ‘partnership approach’

Barrick Gold Corp.’s new chief executive officer, Mark Bristow, said his company is seeking solutions to a dispute over mining taxes in Zambia.

“We’re engaged with the government in a constructive way,” he told reporters at a press conference in the Ivory Coast’s economic capital, Abidjan. “We don’t believe that threatening one’s partner is a constructive way to go about solving problems.”