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China’s Special rep in Zambia to meet with President Lungu

Economy China's Special rep in Zambia to meet with President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu at Statehouse in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.
President Edgar Lungu at Statehouse in Ceremony on Thursady 7th January 2016. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/Statehouse.

SPECIAL representative of the Chinese government on African Affairs Zhong Jianhua has arrived in Zambia for a comprehensive consultative meeting with President Lungu.

His two-day visit is a follow-up to the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) summit, held in South Africa late last year.

Mr Zhong said on arrival yesterday that the consultative meeting will be on implementation of the outcomes of the FOCAC summit.

“The FOCAC summit was a success at which China announced a huge plan to implement different development programmes in Africa. I am here to see how the implementation of such a plan can be done,” Mr Zhong said.

At the summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged a US$60 billion 10-point financial support plan for Africa over the next three years.

In the plan, China also announced that it would cancel the debts of African countries which matured end of December 2015.

Each African country is expected to negotiate with China for agreements, including debt cancellation, to be implemented under the package.

Mr Zhong also said he is in the country to convey a special message from the Chinese government on the continued bilateral and multilateral relations between China and Zambia.

He reaffirmed China’s commitment to supporting Zambia in the implementation of not only the FOCAC summit outcomes but also other multilateral affairs of mutual interest.

Mr Zhong was met on arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Chalwe Lombe and other senior government officials.

Mr Lombe praised China for its commitment to helping Zambia in implementing various development programmes aimed at improving the living conditions of the people.

He said Zambia and China have enjoyed excellent relations and that it is a privilege for the country to be among the first few countries to be visited shortly after the summit to discuss implementation of the summit outcomes.

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4 COMMENTS

    • And Lungu will reply: “Well, how much of the loans are you willing to cancel? You know, your people are free to settle in Zambia, we are one world.”

  1. Meanwhile the Chinese are there to kill all your elephants and lion while these dunderhead leaders sleep.

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