President Edgar Lungu says Zambia looks forward to enhanced cooperation with the Arab world in order to foster the country’s economic development.
The President says Zambia will engage various partners in her quest to develop the country.
He was speaking in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday evening in an interview with ZANIS ahead of the fourth Africa-Arab summit.
The head of state said Zambia must strive to scale up her presence on the global arena as the world has become a global village.
“Zambia cannot afford to remain aloof and remain on the side-lines of international cooperation,” he said.
The Head of State further noted that Zambia must break away from solely dealing with her traditional allies and engage with all regions.
President Lungu said the Africa-Arab gathering is an ideal opportunity to diversify Zambia’s relations with other parts of the world.