German Parliament President Dr. Norbert Lammert
German Parliament President Dr. Norbert Lammert

The German Embassy in Lusaka has released a statement on the visit to Zambia of the President of the German parliament Dr. Norbert Lammert. According to the statement, Dr. Lammert with had bilateral political meeting with Vice President Inonge Wina, with the Speaker of Parliament, Patrick Matibini, and with UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.

Below is the full statement

Press Release

President of the German Parliament visited Lusaka

The President of the German Parliament (“Bundestag”) Dr. Norbert Lammert paid a three day visit to Lusaka to participate in the 134 th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly. In addition to the IPU Conference program President Lammert had bilateral political meeting with Her Honor The Vice President Madam Inoge Wina, with the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Patrick Matibini, and with UPND President Hakainde Hichilema. Dr. Lammert and his delegation also got-together with leaders of Zambian churches and non-governmental organizations.

For President Lammert and his delegation it was the first visit to Zambia ever.

President Lammert’s political talks focused on the current political, social and economic situation in Zambia and on the long standing German-Zambian development cooperation agenda. Among the issues discussed were the energy and budget crisis, as well as governance and human rights issues such as freedom of speech and assembly and the increase of political violence in Zambia.

Interlocutors shared the hope that the upcoming tripartite elections will be free, fair, peaceful and transparent, and provide a level playing field for all stakeholders. President Lammert also expressed Germany’s confidence that Zambia had sufficient assets to overcome the current economic challenges provided that the country swiftly embarked on coherent and substantive reforms – “walk the talk”, as President Lungu put it.

In addition, President Lammert commended Zambia for its long term generosity and hospitality for having provided a safe haven for hundred and thousands of refugees from its neighboring countries. He also shared with his Zambian interlocutors Germany’s wish that Zambia, given the country’s historic achievements in terms of democratic transfers of power, internal stability and freedom of religion, might play an even more active role in the international fora thus lending a more audible African voice to the many efforts to further promote democracy, rule of law and human rights around the globe.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Glad HH was on the agenda. This will, of course, spark another senseless protest march by the PF to all the other embassies, starting with the Chinese embassy.

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  2. PF & ECL loves every body… Germany please keep it up… this quack suntwe wa suntwe is lost…..

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    • They ALL CONVERGED ON ZED to COME & SAY BYE BYE TO JAMIESON CHAGWA ANAGWA KALE as he leaves office on 11/8/2016!!

      Vote Zambia Forward!! Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! Vote UPND!!

      #Chagwamustfall!!

      I thank you!!

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  3. that water borehole does not look safe to me. no wonder people die each from cholera and other diseases when PF wastes money on party cadres and corruption

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  4. “He also shared with his Zambian interlocutors Germany’s wish that Zambia, given the country’s historic achievements in demotcratic transfers of power…….”
    Hmmm how ominous!

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  5. Am confused with HH endorsement. Could this be the mene mene techno ical terazine (the biblical writing on the wall) for one chagwa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or is it a mirage. That statement @itizi turu. is confusing for sure. lets wait and see.

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  6. Ba Lusaka Times head line: Its not PARLIEAMENT but PARLIAMENT.What do you rush for?Edit before you publish

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  7. The fact still remains the same that the Honourable Speaker of Germany (President of Parliament) is not a registered voter in Zambia and that’s what is important. He can visit the Supreme Leader HH of the UPND more than hundred times but if the Supreme leader HH does not make himself saleable to the Zambian majority registered voters nothing will happen to him…The Supreme leader must also come out strongly if at all he will accept the devils rights….

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  8. You can only visit people that will make sense to what you want. Reasonable ideas come from wise minds. Let us Zambians reason to make a sure way to economic recovery. FORWARD WE GO!

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