President Edgar Lungu with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi at Bole international airport in Ethiopia after th AU Summit Which Ended on Sunday 31-1-2016PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
President Edgar Lungu with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi at Bole international airport in Ethiopia after th AU Summit Which Ended on Sunday 31-1-2016PICTURE BY EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu has joined several heads of states and government from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region who are meeting in Antananarivo in Madagascar for the 19th  summit of the leaders in this regional economic bloc.

And the President has held a bilateral meeting with the Special Assistant to the President of Egypt for mega project Ibrahim Mahab on the issue of investment through public private partnership.

President Lungu, who arrived in Madagascar for the 19th COMESA summit on Tuesday, which was the day of the official opening of the summit for heads of
state and government, went straight from the Airport into the plenary session of the
summit at Ivato International conference centre.

During the plenary session, Libya signed a tripartite free trade agreement while the host Madagascar, signed the social charter through its President Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

In the same session, COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya presented a statement about the state of the industrialisation of COMESA area.

Mr. Ngwenya called for a paradigm shift for the region to effectively and rapidly implement the COMESA policy and strategy on industrialisation.

“The vision of industrialization in the African continent has been elusive but not impossible as demonstrated by a few member states that have moved away from the traditional model,” he said.

He said it was imperative to introduce robust institutional and governance structures that are owned and led by member states for full industrialization to take root.

Mr. Ngwenya said this would be a paradigm shift in the implemented of regional integration.

He noted that mere adoption of policies and strategies would not make things happen but rather, the need for robust institutional and governance structures that are owned and led by member states.

After the plenary meeting, Mr. Lungu held bilateral talks with the Special Assistant to the President of Egypt for mega project Ibrahim Mahab on how the two countries can encourage investments for the benefit of their people.
President Lungu talked highly of the Egyptian contractors and suggested that the governments of Zambia and Egypt should continue to encourage public private partnership to enhance the economies of the two nations.

The President was accompanied in the meeting by Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba, the President’s Assistants for Press and Public Relations and for Political Affairs Amos Chanda and Kaizer Zulu respectively.

The Egyptian envoy was in the company of the Ambassador of Egypt and Permanent Representative to COMESA Ragai Tawfik Nasr, who is based in Lusaka in Zambia.

President Lungu, who arrived on Tuesday in Madagascar, was welcomed at the
airport by the President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

He inspected a guard of honour mounted by the military force of that country.

The 19th COMESA summit, which is dubbed, “inclusive and sustainable
industrialisation” opened on 18th October 2016 and is expected to close today after coming up with resolutions which will be communicated in a joint communiqué.

 

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33 COMMENTS

    • Your excellency remember not to eat at Comesa when they offer buffet. because you are fasting
      Don’t make us fast only hungry tummies along. You too including those security people and ministers should do the same by refusing to eat that roast beef.

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    • The president is as fit as ever before and someone wants to delight himself by saying he is unwell. Why delight in the suffering of others?

      In fact, the sick person is the one who is circulating the falsehood and alarm.

      In fact everyone knows who is doing that. Everyone knows which party the person comes from.

      It is not a secrete, everyone knows the party that is known for falsehood and lies.

      I just wist to tell that party, which you all know, that it is dirty thinking. And as a party falsehood makes makes you dirty, you are a dirty party.

      If you know yourselves you can answer or comment. But you are dirty by such falsehood.

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    • @Nostradamus
      Boyi! I stil have a headache from yesterday’s welcome cocktail party after fruitful prayers in zambia, ala boyi Madagascar rum ikali!!,,, after a few bottles of rum, abena Eddie opened up to me, he told he misses New York, especially the tequila you introduced him to…, he also told me you don’t pickup his calls since that time in New York

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    • @Ndobo after that rum could you or Edgar able to pronounce name of president of Madagascar? romajananannama.

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    • Those bastards Edgar went with… Emmanuel and Kaiser shouldn’t even be traveling, a pair of typical Zambian crooks.

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    • clasped hands are not a confident posture. They express timidity and inferiority when someone is among supposedly equals.

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    • That picture is an old one which was taken on 31 January 2016 as the caption indicates. I don’t know why LT are using it for this story. Show us pictures of the President in action at the COMESA meeting.

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  1. Show as the real photo.We want to see him close,so we can asses his sickness.We know he is just passing through as he scheduled to go Hospital.

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  2. I AND MILLIONS OF OTHER ZAMBIANS ARE TRYING TO COMNE TO TERMS WITH LUNGU AND HIS PF GOVERNMENT. WE KNOW THEY ARE IN POWER AND WE ALL NEED TO JOIN HANDS IN ORDER TO MOVE OUR COUNTRY FORWARD, BUT I AM AGITATED WITH THE REALITY THAT THESE GUYS HAVE DESTROYED OUR COUNTRY THRU LOOTING AND PLUNDER OF OUR MEAGER RESOURCES. THEY DON’T SEEM TO RESPECT HUMANITY, ESPECIALLY THE VULNERABLE. IT IS NOT EASY TO HEAL A BROKEN HEART.

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  3. Hello everyone…the last election made a revelation to me. Yes people wanted change but not what we offered. PF had so many weak points but they still carried the day. Infact the state of affairs we were up against was easy picking compared to PF vs. MMD. Why does out candidate keep losing? I know this is a question we are all skirting around except in the confines of our rooms. Its time for us as a Party to do some soul searching. Do we not campaign enough? is our support to the leadership weak? What about the leader is he in touch with the grassroots? What should we do to gain the much needed Luapula/northern/Lusaka vote? Is the kitchen cabinet the best we can have? or let us not ask these questions and lose again in 2021!

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  4. UPND cadres are donkeys in word, deed and thought. Unfortunately the supreme leader is no different so you have the blind leading the blind.
    By the way, where is u-5? Has he managed to incite people again so that we can put him in the bed that I prepared for him at the police cells, complete with beddings that correct your character?

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  5. Why not show a photo of Lungu arriving in Madagascar? The meeting was closing the same day so why not just go straight and seek medical help? This denial will not assist Lungu becoz very soon the truth will come out. Lungu is not immortal and soon the truth will free him.

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  6. The president is as fit as ever before and someone wants to delight himself by saying he is unwell. Why delight in the suffering of others?

    In fact, the sick person is the one who is circulating the falsehood and alarm.

    In fact everyone knows who is doing that. Everyone knows which party the person comes from.

    It is not a secrete, everyone knows the party that is known for falsehood and lies.

    I just wist to tell that party, which you all know, that it is dirty thinking. And as a party falsehood makes makes you dirty, you are a dirty party.

    If you know yourselves you can answer or comment. But you are dirty by such falsehood.

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  7. THE NAMES OF 18 JUDGES WHO WILL BE HEARING THE CASE OF UPND AT INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ( ICJ ) IN NOVEMBER :

    1. Rene Blattman from Bolivia
    2. Maureen Harding Clark from Ireland
    3. Fatoumata Dembele Diarra from. Mali
    4. Adrian Fulford from the United Kingdom
    5. Karl T. Hudson-Phillips from Trinidad and Tobago
    6. Claude Jorda from France
    7. Hans-Peter Kaul from Germany
    8. Philippe Kirsch from Canada (PRESIDENT)
    9. Erkki Kourula from Finland
    10. Akua Kuenyehia from Ghana (First Vice-President)
    11. Elizabeth Odio Benito from Costa Rica (Second Vice- President)
    12. Gheorghios M. Pikis from Cyprus
    13. Navanethem Pillay from South Africa
    14. Mauro Politi from Italy
    15. Tuiloma Neroni Slade from Samoa
    16. Sang-hyun Song from the Republic of Korea
    17. Sylvia H. de…

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    • Even if you added the list , its still meaningless. But we are happy that someone can hear the same story twice maybe they will learn that UPND lost clean.

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  8. NAMES OF 18 JUDGES ON THE CASE OF UPND AT INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE IN NOVEMBER 2016 :
    1. Rene Blattman from Bolivia
    2. Maureen Harding Clark from Ireland
    3. Fatoumata Dembele Diarra from. Mali
    4. Adrian Fulford from the United Kingdom
    5. Karl T. Hudson-Phillips from Trinidad and Tobago
    6. Claude Jorda from France
    7. Hans-Peter Kaul from Germany
    8. Philippe Kirsch from Canada (PRESIDENT)
    9. Erkki Kourula from Finland
    10. Akua Kuenyehia from Ghana (First Vice-President)
    11. Elizabeth Odio Benito from Costa Rica (Second Vice- President)
    12. Gheorghios M. Pikis from Cyprus
    13. Navanethem Pillay from South Africa
    14. Mauro Politi from Italy
    15. Tuiloma Neroni Slade from Samoa
    16. Sang-hyun Song from the Republic of Korea
    17. Sylvia H. de Figueiredo Steiner from…

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    • THE 18 JUDGE IS 18. Anita Usacka from Latvia
      I TRUST GOD WILL USE THESE GALLANT MEN AND WOMEN OF TRUST. LET US ALL ACCEPT WHATEVER OUTCOME OF THE 18 WITHOUT ACCUSATIONS. THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTINUE PRAYING FOR ONE OF THEIR SPECIAL CAN DO SO BUT WE PRAY FOR THE WILL OF GOD BE DONE WITHOUT FAVORS.

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  9. SOMETIMES I FEEL WE CREATE ROOM FOR RUMOR MONGERING UNNECESSARILY. EVEN IF THE PRESIDENT WAS TO BE UNWELL, WHATS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THAT? ISN’T HE A HUMAN BEING? BEING PRESIDENT DOESN’T MAKE ONE IMMUNE TO DISEASES. DISCUSSING THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER ISN’T JUST RIGHT. E.G. HEALTH, TRIBE

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    • @JAY JAY LOW,

      The Big Deal is, too much lies from your PF leaders, they not even ashamed. When they get home after ‘work’ I suppose they even tell their spouses how busy they were, which is another big lie.

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    • @ Edward, Are you a true Christian or you are just a believer? Look at what your comments are and to me I question your credibility and you do not much a born again Christian but an urgent of the devil.

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  10. Thank you Mr. President for seeking God first. We have no doubt the Lord will grant you success.

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