President Edgar Lungu pose for the official photo with African Diplomats accredited to Zambia at State House
President Edgar Lungu pose for the official photo with African Diplomats accredited to Zambia at State House

President Edgar Lungu has called for increased interaction between government and African members of the Diplomatic Corps in Zambia.

President Lungu said it is through increased interaction that Zambia and the diplomats’ respective countries can focus on building partnerships to strengthen trade and investment, promote opportunities across the continent and spur economic growth,.

Head of State disclosed that he had received requests from the Minister of Foreign Affairs that African diplomats have desired to meet him over some issues.

ZANIS reports that President Lungu has since urged the African diplomats to utilize the open door policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to increase on their interaction with government and the relevant institutions.

He also implored the diplomats to explore new areas of cooperation between Zambia and their respective countries as it will undoubtedly pave way for increased trade, meaningful economic and cultural corporation and enhance bilateral relations.

President Lungu said this when he met 21 African High Commissioners and Ambassadors accredited to Zambia at State house today.

The President assured the diplomats that Zambia remains committed to building a better Africa by promoting and maintaining peace, security and stability which is cardinal in effectively contributing to the development of the continent.

‘I look forward to constructive engagement with your respective heads of State at various fora , as well as more meaningfully at bilateral level” said President Lungu.

He said as his government embarks on the five year mandate to serve the Zambian people, it is imperative to evaluate bilateral relations and continue to engage other nations that share common aspirations and developmental agenda for the African Continent.

Meanwhile, President Lungu told the diplomats that he was humbled and appreciated the presence of some heads of States and representatives who graced his inauguration ceremony and the unwavering support rendered to the country before, during and after the August 11, 2016 general elections.

And in a vote of thanks, Malawi High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to COMESA David Bandawe said the diplomats will remain committed to fostering and strengthening the relations between Zambia and their countries.

Mr. Bandawe said the diplomats were looking for more interactions in order for them to exchange ideas for a better Africa.

The Malawian envoy commended Zambia for holding free, fair and credible elections during the just ended August polls.

President Edgar Lungu chats with High Commission of the Republic of Malawi David Bandawe and First Secretary political Namibian Embassy Elina Ndadi at State House when the President meet the African Diplomats accredited to Zambia
President Edgar Lungu chats with High Commission of the Republic of Malawi David Bandawe and First Secretary political Namibian Embassy Elina Ndadi at State House when the President meet the African Diplomats accredited to Zambia

President Edgar Lungu addressing African Diplomats accredited to Zambia at State House
President Edgar Lungu addressing African Diplomats accredited to Zambia at State House
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    • Unless he plans to meet them separately after the 21 African Diplomats, there are presently more questions than answers.

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    • Pirated President trying so hard to be original but unfortunately a pirate will never be original no matter how it plays good in a DVD player

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    • Ichalo Lifupa you guys in the UK are letting us down. The EU, UK and the USA are not Africa. Just because a black dude is president does not make them Africa. Zende like attributes are not welcome here.

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    • Zambian police said on Wednesday they had arrested the president and deputy leader of the country’s main opposition party.

      United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested on suspicion of sedition, the police said.

      “They have been arrested and detained for seditious practices and unlawful assembly which occurred on Sept 26. They will appear in court tomorrow,” Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga told Reuters.

      (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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    • Lungu and the other African thieves are crooked and soft. They are bringing Africa down. You will soon see investors running from Zambia. South Africa is rethinking its strategy. Soon, Zim will be giving us maize.

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  1. Can someone re-direct these Diplomatic Corps. They are lost, they were supposed to call at New Kasama state house on his excellency the president of the republic of Dudumwe, Hunder Hfive

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  2. Don’t take him seriously he is the president full of Lutuku. What an empty brain of a President.

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  3. Pangarian family(PF) president is the worst thing to have happened to our nation Zambia and cursed is the day this Chakolwa was born and became a President.

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    • Tonga id.iot fool. You will choke with jealous ng’ombe. Musula obe chi.color. Your Satanist from cowthern province is a reject and he remains a reject in Zambia. He will rot in opposition and will never step his feet even at the gate of plot 1

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    • Tonga id.iot. You will choke with jealous ng’ombe. Naukolwa ifisushi ifya ngo’mbe chi.color? Your Satanist from cowthern province is a reject and he remains a reject in Zambia. Losing 7 times is no joke. He will rot in opposition and will never even step his sata.nic feet at the gate of plot 1

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  4. Edgar Chakolwa Kaloba wrungu has declared 18th October has the day of Jameson drinking and he has instructed shoprite outlets country wide to reduce the price of all clear beers.

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  5. IN TANZANIA AND KENYA WERE MOST PRAISED PRESIDENTS ARE,2 CITIZENS WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR INSULTING PRESIDENTS MUGUFURI AND KENYATTA ON FACEBOOK.HERE IN ZAMBIA IS THE WATER PEOPLE DRINK..INSULTING THE HEAD OF STATE.IF YOU ARE FOLLOWED,ARRESTED AND CHARGED YOU WILL CRY FOUL………..MWEBENE FYE UKULAILETELELA FYE.LWENU BANE.

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    • Zambian police said on Wednesday they had arrested the president and deputy leader of the country’s main opposition party.

      United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested on suspicion of sedition, the police said.

      “They have been arrested and detained for seditious practices and unlawful assembly which occurred on Sept 26. They will appear in court tomorrow,” Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga told Reuters.

      (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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  6. Why would you even waste time insulting the president when you can put up intelligent comment to convince people onto your way of thinking. Insults don’t win votes at least not from me

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  7. If this man can with a straight face convince himself that he won the last election and it is business as usual, he is a master of self – deception! Conscience brother Eddie, conscience! You can cheat some people sometime, but you cannot cheat all the people all the time! The adage goes; every dog has his day! Your day of reckoning will sure come.

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  8. Zambian police said on Wednesday they had arrested the president and deputy leader of the country’s main opposition party.

    United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested on suspicion of sedition, the police said.

    “They have been arrested and detained for seditious practices and unlawful assembly which occurred on Sept 26. They will appear in court tomorrow,” Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga told Reuters.

    (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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