EU Heads of Mission from the EU, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the UK met today with UPND President Hakainde Hichilema for an exchange of views on the current political and economic situation in the country.
This is contained in a statement released to the media by Germany Embassy in Lusaka.
Among the issues discussed were the energy crisis, the budgetary situation, the future of the constitutional reform process as well as the upcoming campaign for the 2016 tripartite elections, and the integrity of the electoral process.
EU Heads of Mission stressed the importance of a level playing field for all stakeholders during the election campaign and welcomed in this regard President Lungu’s commitment to a review of the Public Order Act.
The meeting between EU Heads of Mission and UPND President Hichilema is part of the EU’s regular dialogue with Government, members of the opposition parties and other representatives from Zambia’s political, economic and civil society community.