President Lungu holds talks with Tanzanian counterpart

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President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Officail talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Officail talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu today held talks with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on various issues that concerned the welfare of the two nations.

Among the key issues discussed during the meeting were the plans to revamp TAZARA and TAZAMA pipelines as well as to find a better way of clearing goods crossing between the Tunduma /Nakonde border.

Speaking during the meeting President Lungu noted that TAZARA was a mammoth investment that was undertaken with the assistance of the Chinese government.

President Lungu stated that TAZARA remains the most significant symbol of the cherished tripartite relations between Zambia, Tanzania and China.

Mr Lungu said through the Zambia-Tanzania Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation which was established via a bilateral agreement, the two countries have achieved cooperation in various key areas such as Agriculture, Transport and Communication, Energy and Immigration among others.

The President expressed gratitude to his counterpart for accepting an invitation to Zambia.

And President Kikwete hailed the bilateral relationship Zambia and Tanzania has enjoyed which was founded by the two countries founding Presidents Kenneth Kaunda and Julius Nyerere.

President Kikwete noted that the two countries have a lot in common which needs to be built upon.

He said TAZARA and the movement of oil should be revamped as they benefit the two countries.

He further reaffirmed his commitment to the bilateral relationship that exists between Zambia and Tanzania.

Mr Kikwete assured President Lungu that he will stand ready to offer support when called upon.

The meeting was attended by Zambia’s Ministers of Commerce, transport, Energy, Justice and Foreign Affairs.

The Tanzanian head of state is in Zambia for a two day state visit at the invitation of President Lungu.

Earlier today, Visiting Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete today visited and laid wreaths on the graves of late Presidents Levy Mwanawasa, Michael Sata and late former President Fredrick Chiluba at the Embassy Park in Lusaka.

Dr. Kikwete was accompanied by his wife Salma, Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta, Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula and Zambia’s High Commissioner to Tanzania Judith Kapijimpanga when he laid wreaths on the three graves.

The Tanzanian President later signed in the visitors’ book at Embassy Park shortly after laying wreaths.

In his message of condolences on the death of three presidents, Dr. Kikwete said he felt sad but also expressed happiness to have had an opportunity to visit the burial site of the great sons of Zambia.

Dr. Kikwete described the three late presidents as great leaders for both Zambia and the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

The Tanzanian leader wished the three late presidents to rest in eternal peace and that their legacies would live on forever.

President Edgar Lungu with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete at kenneth Kaunda internatioanl airport in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete at kenneth Kaunda internatioanl airport in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Officail talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Officail talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Private talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Private talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the Press Briefing talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete  at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the Press Briefing talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Private talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE  BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu during the opening of Private talks with President Dr Jakaya Kitwete delegation at at Statehouse in Lusaka on 25-02-2015. PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Lungu with President Kikwete
President Lungu with President Kikwete

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    why have we been discussing TAZARA and TAZAMA each time an official from TZ comes..will these projects ever be implemented; we need action and not theories please.

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    Iase, zuri sana. Karibu JK to Zambia. Wish you all the best in your stay here. Enjoy it also visit your people at COMESA market.

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    WOW!!! My president in action. Tanzania is such an important geopolitical ally. A lot of Zambian goods and businesses go and come through Dar. Well, just like angola and Namibia now, we need to strengthen and solidify these relations for even better investments in Zed. VIVA ECL!!!!!

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    Let me enlighten our beloved President H.E.Lungu & Zambians on this platform about a different matter which is sensitive:whilst the President is fighting tribalism,the I.G. Libongani is on high gear promoting it.It had emerged that after changes that have been made in Police after appointments of new Commissioners & DIGs,the woman has come up with named of Lozi & Tonga officers to fill vacancies through Police & prisons commission.This has angered officers from other tribes at service headquarters.This matter is serious & needs urgent attention.One thing is that the woman was linked to Upnd & her continued service is not up to any good.Tribalism should be got rid by getting rid of those perpetuating it like her.Let the H.E. & minister of home affairs deal with…

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    Cyle Mata,
    I am in agreement with you. It seems the two countries do not have anything else in common outside TAZARA. You would think they would start talking about other things such as strengthening IT, or Explore Water transport, Tourism and so forth. It’s always Tazara Tazara which no one uses anymore. Think outside the rail

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      Need president from rich countries visiting zambia . President from Europe or Asian countries . What will you get from Tanzania ? All this Africa. Counties depend on foreign aid

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    Remember also transport and port infrastructural oil and trade between TZ and Zambia is important

    Its necessary to bond and discuss the Corridor and I will be not be surprised if next will be Namibia and Botswana as regional partners with wavis bar and potential agro and alternative markets for Zambia’s
    Remember Zuma and cyrial ramaphosa are always in Tanzania and marshalling to invest and making and cementing economical gains

    Its also a plus for Lungu this visit for Jakaya These are well established heavy weights who can do the “‘king makers'” to put you on the right path

    Lets read the political economics of Africa and the regions and see the…

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    Zambia in trade is a ‘” landlocked”‘ and to unravel you need partnership that will support you in the region and make your economic governance and political easier with shortime gains Reading from Lungu stratergy,that is what is being achieved in these visits ,raising the profile of Zambia as well as the preferred ideal place for InvestmentsEvery president will have these consultation and strategic visitations in the shorterm to settlement If you have read well the position of Zambia in world and regional economics you will not need to spend so much headache and time trying to understand where the president goes and who comes to visit him
    Its like Allan Gray or Dangonte or Alakija coming to…

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    ing to Zambia The agenda will always be known even when Nicky Oppenheimer or katumbi or Patrice Motsepe

    The agenda is always developmental and normally .We at the receiving end given the nature of our economic state and structure of our balance sheet in cash flows for capital and the inclined deficits and other , trying to grow and unwind.

    Its always Political economical agenda for the Nation and the access to resources in capital and infrastructural support both from supranationals,nationals and individuals looking for opportunities to make a fair return on their investments

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    Remember Tanzania was voted Best African Stock exchange performing beating Nigeria and South Africa

    Normally in efficient markets the development of the economy is normally pointed to the performance in the Financial system in terms of allocation of resources in risks and returns and the exchange performs that function

    The visit by Jakaya is a plus for Zambia hoping one day to be a financial attractive centre for investments like Tanzania

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    Yea this is a breath of fresh air, foreign Presidents can now accept invitations to visit our country again. That is my ideal President, keep it up!

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    I may add that the detractors with their lapdogs ZWD and Past News are green with envy, I wonder what they will say tomorrow. Gentlemen and lady, put Zambia first, we need these relationships, especially with our neighbors.

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    Body language experts will tell you that EL is a bitter man and he just won an election because of sata but he say the person he looks up to is KK, how disrespectful can he be.
    Watch this: ***

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    Hahaha,Jakaya Kikwete and soon scheduled to visit is Dramani Mahama of Ghana.

    Presidents are now visiting after 3yrs of being scared of cobra embarrassements.

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    No signatures apart from the embassy park? The next dude at statehouse will have to do it all over again.

    So much stuff coming through that route and tazara should have been doing well. Plans have come and died with no tangible results. Perhaps these guys should be bold enough to subject their plans to public opinion before implementation.

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    I hope Mr Kachasu can learn a few things from the eloquent Kikwete. Are there no dentists in Zambia who can clean or whiten Mr Kachasu’s teeth?

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    Lungu is Ngulu, the visionless junior “Chumbumushololwa” to borrow from a chicken slaughterer , Frank Bwalya.

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    TAZARA & TAZAMA are failed projects/white elephants due to poor management of state companies on both sides. Tanzania has monopolised road transport /heavy good haulage throughis Dar port by only (restricting) allowing TZ haulage companies to ferry goods including our copper from Kansanshi. In the face of such armtwisting, blackmail and uncompetitive behaviour by TZ govt, Zambia needs alternative routes such as NW railway(linked to benguela railways) for strategic reasons and to increase competition

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