President Lungu with Mozambaque and Malawian Leader
President Lungu with Mozambique and Malawian Leader

President Edgar Lungu has held talks with Presidents of Mozambique and Malawian on modalities of addressing food insecurity and enhancing trade amongst the three neighbouring countries.

The meeting, which lasted over five hours in Lilongwe today, discussed the matter of refugees, political situation and transportation of goods on waterways and others modes of transport.

The matter of addressing critical hunger as a result of climatic change that hit the three nations was also tabled in the meeting.

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi announced after the meeting that his country will procure 1.2 metric tonnes of maize to feed over three million people who are affected by critical hunger in that country.

President Mutharika told journalists that the three Presidents also discussed issues to do with Shire-Zambezi waterway project, a dream project of former President Bingu wa Mutharika who was his brother.

Mozambique President Peter Filipe Nyusi said his government will work with Malawi and other countries on the waterway project to improve transportation for landlocked neighbouring countries.

Malawi, just like Zambia, is a land locked country which relies on Mozambique’s ports of Nacala and Beira for its imports because road transport is extremely expensive.

The three leaders also discussed issues of the growing number of refugees in their countries.

President Lungu, who summed up the media briefing, expressed gratitude that the triangular meeting has taken place.

He said it was important for neighbouring countries to discuss issues that affect their citizens.

He said the three countries were looking forward to enhancing trade and improving the livelihood of their nationals.

President Lungu has since returned to Lusaka from Lilongwe.

President Lungu is welcomed by Vice-President of Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima on arrival International Airport
President Lungu is welcomed by Vice-President of
Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima on arrival International Airport
President Lungu is welcomed by Vice-President of Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima on arrival International Airport
President Lungu is welcomed by Vice-President of
Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima on arrival International Airport
President Lungu on the saluting dias upon on arrival International Airport
President Lungu on the saluting dais upon on arrival
International Airport
President Lungu Vice-President of Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima watching Malawian traditional dancing troupe on arrival International Airport
President Lungu Vice-President of Malawi,Dr.Saulos Chilima
watching Malawian traditional dancing troupe on arrival International
Airport
President Lungu with Malawian and Mozambique leaders
President Lungu with Malawian and Mozambique leaders
President Lungu with Malawian President and Mozambique President
President Lungu with Malawian President and Mozambique President
President Lungu with Mozambique and Malawian Leader
President Lungu with Mozambique and Malawian Leader
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika at Kamuzu Place before the Official Talks
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika at Kamuzu Place before the Official Talks
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika at Kamuzu Place before the Official Talks
President Lungu with Prof Mutharika at Kamuzu Place before the Official Talks
His Excellency President Peter Arthur Mutharika of the Republic of Malawi and His Excellency President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique Pictures by Eddie Mwanaleza/statehouse. 25-04-2016.
His Excellency President Peter Arthur Mutharika of the Republic of Malawi and His Excellency President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique
Pictures by Eddie Mwanaleza/statehouse. 25-04-2016.
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  1. So, what does ECL know about climate change and food security when his government has killed every Zambian farmer who relies entirely on rainfed food crop production for him not carry an expert to give him the intelligently appropriate jargon and real-time scenarios…He just went to drink and shag..

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    • Malawi is famous for abantu ku samba i miti,,,,, and i feel sorry for lungu on sunday he was ku church, on Monday ku ng`anga… the man is really troubled

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    • @Ndobo, why is Edgar so sad and looks like an underdog??
      Chipolopolo can’t loose to flames of Malawi or Mambas of Mozambique, but why why why Zambian president look like accused of xenophobia?

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    • @Nostradamus
      boyi its difficult to tell the man`s look is really worrying,,, maybe its alcohol withdraw signs, or hangover,,, but for sure that’s a xenophobic look mwe

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    • COUNTRYMEN I WANT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. IF HH DOES NOT BECOME PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA AFTER AUGUST 11, THEN GET THIS WARNING THAT LUNGU WILL SIPHON ALL OUR STAPLE FOOD AND GIVE IT TO HIS RELATIVES IN MALAWI AND MOZAMBIQUE. LUNGU DOES NOT LOVE ZAMBIANS. WE NEED AN INDIGENOUS PERSON HH TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT SO THAT WE CAN BE MORE SECURE AS CITIZENS OF ZAMBIA. READ BETWEEN LINES. LIFE IS ABOUT BEING ABLE TO ANALYZE EVENTS AND SITUATIONS.

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    • COUNTRYMEN I WANT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. IF HH DOES NOT BECOME PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA AFTER AUGUST 11, THEN GET THIS WARNING THAT LUNGU WILL SIPHON ALL OUR STAPLE FOOD AND GIVE IT TO HIS RELATIVES IN MALAWI AND MOZAMBIQUE. LUNGU DOES NOT LOVE ZAMBIANS. WE NEED AN INDIGENOUS PERSON HH TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT SO THAT WE CAN BE MORE SECURE AS CITIZENS OF ZAMBIA. READ BETWEEN LINES. LIFE IS ABOUT BEING ABLE TO ANALYZE EVENTS AND SITUATIONS. WE SHALL CONTINUE TO PROTECT OUR OWN FREEDOM FOR EXISTENCE, WE SHALL NOT ALLOW LUNGU TO CONTINUE MESSING UP WITH OUR LIVES. ABASH LUNGU!

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    • SHORTAGE OF FOOD IN THE REGION IS GOOD FOR ZAMBIA. ZAMBIA CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION BY PUMPING MORE MONEY INTO AGRICULTURE SO THAT ZAMBIA INCREASES THE NUMBER OF FARMERS- MAINLY THE YOUTH AND WOMEN BY MORE THAN TEN-FOLD AND PRODUCE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF TONES OF MAIZE, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CONSTRUCTING STATE-OF-THE-ART SILOS IN ALL BORDER TOWNS MAINLY TO STOCK MAIZE FOR EXPORT TO THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES. WHAT IS NOT EXPORTED IS SOLD TO THE MILLERS AT A VERY LOW RATE TO EVEN BRING THE COST OF EATING NSHIMA VERY LOW. I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY ZAMBIA SEE THE SHORTAGE OF FOOD (MAIZE) IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES AS A PROBLEM INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT IT AS A REAL SOLUTION TO ZAMBIA’S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS BY INCREASED UN TRADITIONAL EXPORTS TO EVEN STRENGTHEN THE KWACHA.

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  2. So powona mapikicha aya, chi Hadolf Hakainde chakhumbililatu kufikillilapo kukangiwa nakupema!

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    • You are such an azzhole, typical of the wildlife, hippos, baboons and velvet monkeys in PF who have no clue what reasoning is..they reason with their bellies and them the azzhole in the pit laterines

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    • so who is intelligent in upnd? GBM the wife beater or Miles Sampa who will transform the country but cant get a simple thing such as naming his party right? Mr inconsistent HH who had to kowtow to Membe the very person who labelled his party bantustan? Your reaction simply vindicates my earlier point – just like your Hadolf you are so bitter and filled with hatred for Lungu that I really fear what will happen in August when Hadolf Hakaivotela loses for a record 5TH time.

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  3. This is a man with misplaced priorities….to this lazy Bum landing with GRZ Challenger is more important at these pointless functions.

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    • Is this memorized? How is it this president continues to elicit this type of unsolicited ire from you? Are you not able to find even a tiny bit of silver lining in all that he does, let alone here, from this historical presidential visit?

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  4. So, what does ECL know about climate change and food security when his government has killed every Zambian farmer who relies entirely on rainfed food crop production for him not carry an expert to give him the intelligently appropriate jargon and real-time scenarios…I bet he just went to dance with those women at the airport, drink and shagg..

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  5. Our President does not seem to have a foggiest clue what he in doing there. No vision everywhere. Vote him out.

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  6. If Obama was your President, you would have said that he was wasting time visiting the UK and Germany within months to the end of his term of office.

    If Lungu declined participation in the meet up, you would have charged him with negligence of duty.

    You are just jealousy and political as usual.

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    • What else from these silly lumpens campaigning for their bitter and psychoatic candidate who rants endlessly.
      SCary [email protected], let’s bury them in August once and for all!

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  7. What the drunkard has done to Zambians in diaspora, by his reckless statement about foreigners involvement in ritual murders, triggering xenophobic looting is unforgivable and unforgettable, we are now being viewed by other Africans as heartless creatures, like black South Africans. The reputation that Zambians are the most peaceful and welcoming people on the continent has now been wiped out in an instant by the drunkard president. This is the legacy Lungu has bequeathed Zambia in his short tenure as Zambia’s clueless CEO. The next president, if she/he really loves their country will have a tough task to restore our reputation as a beacon of hope and ubuntunse. But a dark stain has been sprayed on the Zambian flag and it will never be washed away completely. We are officially, in…

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    • This wantashi, what have you smoked that is causing you hallucinations? When has the president ever made such a statement?
      It is most likely your illuminati sadist that has released this fury on the poor Zambians for not voting for him last year January. Since you !diots celebrate misfortunes of Zambians, we the people will give you a major funeral come 11th August 2016! 🙁

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    • And you think your small god you keep worshipping will feed them! Not even you will he come to your door step with a basket of food! If you are lazy, go and look yourself in the mirror!

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  8. Charity begins at home Mr President. Look after your farmers first b4 u address the needs of farmers in neighboring countries. To have security food u need to give credit and extension services to yr farmers. In a drought year u do not export your maize cheaply to yr neighboring countries then import maize from Latin America at greater expense. As part of your food security strategy keep strategic stocks of yr staple food,maize.

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  9. Gudo gudo gudo me-li-le, gudo gudo gudo me-li-le…yayayayaya…yes…some sort of! Ok..ehhhh eh..

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  10. Let me tell some of you Ba Kolwe if people think hh thinks let him sorry for telling the world a biggest LIE over maize then we know that alikwsta tompwe

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  11. Viva ECL and go PF go!!bittter bantustans who cannot appreciate anything done by pf can hung!!plus bontubotatwe are free to vote for their “chuundu chaitwa ” chairman hh.FOR US MAJORITY ZAMBIANS “IFINTU NI LUNGU-2016!!”

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    • #Eddy for you na banok.o you are voting for your fellow cluless,visionless,useless,ruthless,hopeless,dullness,brainless and a drunkard Wrungu chakolwa kaloba.

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  12. WHY IS DISCUSSING?? WHAT IS NEW TO KNOW WHEN WE HAVE HAD SIMILAR DISCUSSIONS IN THE PAST THAT HAVE NOT YIELDED NOTHING BUT LUNGU FOCUSING ON WINNING ELECTIONS. THE FACT IS, LUNGU NEEDS TO DEAL WITH THE DEEP ROOTED CORRUPTION THAT HAS BECOME THE CENTER OF WORK AT STATE HOUSE BEFORE WASTING TAXPAYER MONEY TO GO TO NEIGHBORING COUNTRY TO DISCUSS THINGS HE HAS FAILED TO FIX. TYPICAL OF A PROFESSIONAL FAILURE (PF). I AM SUSPECTING THIS MEETING WAS HELP FOR ELECTION MANIPULATION IN THE AUGUST 11 ELECTIONS. LUNGU KNOWS NOTHING AND HAS DONE NOTHING ABOUT THE LISTED TOPICS.

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  13. Talking is easy. What exactly was the outcome of the discussions? A timetable for more discussions later? Anyway I thought we have “enough maize” so why talk of food insecurity?

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  14. Comment:

    H.E ECL, God loves this country and your leadership that why he always answers our prayers. Just focus on the duties our Lord has asked you to do and close your eyes and hears from insults and name calling coming from blind followers. They have eyes but the see, ears but they choose to hear the wrong msg. We are 100% behind you bcoz we have seen your dedication and passion to see that we all have a better Zambia to call home. You surely have my vote…..

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  15. Hamweene read proverbs 29:2, you keep pushing God on Lungu, when you have zero idea if the man is genuine Christian. Do you see the man in church all the time because I don’t, I have only seen him only 6-7 times since he became president. The present sufferings should be a sign to you that the man is not righteous like you portray him to be. He is using religion the same the whiteman used it to colonize you.

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  16. Thank God for the maize He blessed us with. We can help our neighbours as well, but we need to make sure we are secure ourselves before we do that. God answers prayers – we seem to have more maize in the region than any other country. We should give praise to Him and stop the ungrateful talk.

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  17. The Malawian leader is very, very ugly to say the least. The man looks as if he’s about to ‘sneeze’ yet, breathing normally….

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