MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba has arrived in the United States of America on a bilateral visit during which he is expected to meet with former US President George W. Bush.
The minister will visit California, Texas and Washington DC.
According to Zambia’s Ambassador to the US Palan Mulonda, the minister will have several engagements while in America, where he will meet civic and national leaders as well as several business leaders.
Ambassador Mulonda said this when he received Mr Kalaba at Dulles International Airport in Washington DC on Sunday.
“We hope that the minister will engage with several civic leaders, national leaders within the US as one way of further strengthening our excellent relations with the US. In California, he will have the honour of being honoured by a county of Los Angeles and in addition to that, he will have the opportunity of visiting some of the facilities that are peculiar to that part of the US,” Mr Mulonda said.
“The minister is scheduled to meet with President George W. Bush. As you know, President George Bush and the Bush Centre are heavily involved in the fight against cervical cancer within Zambia.”
Mr Mulonda said the minister will pay a courtesy call on Mr Bush in addition to meeting business leaders in Texas.
He hoped that the Minister of Foreign Affairs will wind down the trip with meetings at State Department, which is an equivalent of Foreign Affairs Ministry in Zambia, and is expected to meet heads of division.