FOREIGN Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba, speaking during an interview with Journalists after the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers held at Swazi Royal Hotel in Swaziland’s Ezulwini Town on Wednesday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
FOREIGN Affairs Minister, Harry Kalaba, speaking during an interview with Journalists after the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers held at Swazi Royal Hotel in Swaziland’s Ezulwini Town on Wednesday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
Three heads of state are expected to visit Zambia next month at the invitation of President Edgar Lungu.

The three Heads of State are President Rajaonarimam Pianina of Madagascar, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba disclosed this at a media briefing in Lusaka .

Mr. Kalaba said President Rajaonarimam Pianin- of Madagascar who is also chairperson of COMESA is scheduled to visit Zambia from June 7th to 8th, 2017.

Mr. Kalaba explained that during his visit, possibilities of establishing a joint permanent Commission of Cooperation between Zambia and Madagascar will be explored.

He said the two heads of state will also deliberate on matters of regional importance.

Mr. Kalaba further explained that the Rwandan President Paul Kagame -will vist Zambia from June 18th to 19th, this year.

He said Rwanda has one of the fastest growing economies on the Africa continent and that like Zambia, has made strides in its social-economic development.

And Mr. Kalaba said Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo will undertake his visit from June 26th to 29th and that during his visit, he will officiate at the opening of the 5th Zambia International Trade fair in Ndola.

Mr Kalaba pointed out that that the Zambian Government recognises the importance of enhancing cooperation with other Africa countries in achieving sustainable development.

Meanwhile, Mr.Kalaba has clarified on the 43 positions vacancies that are at the SADC-Secretariate in Gaborone, Botswana.

He said Zambia is not eligible to apply for the six Director potions due to already existing representation at management level and availability of Quarter point.

Mr Kalaba has however encouraged Zambians to apply for other positions saying it is in line with PF Government for Zambians to be placed in regional and international organisations for the benefit of the country.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Kalaba’s ministry has been reduced to mere announcements of who is visiting zambia. Will visits put food on the table of poor zambians? Let us be very serious with leadership. I have followd this guy’s facebook page and all he does is post about his trips abroad at the expense of tax payers. Another one is kaizer zulu. They have nothing to show in terms of tangible development. A useless illegal government.

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    • The world recognize EL as head of state while prisoners recognize HH as their inmate.

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    • Is this the only job description for harry kalaba, he only wakes up to announce who is coming.

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    • Thank God, do now HH will be out of prison.
      There is no way Zambia will send back those presidents because their presence will interfere in judiciary of Lungu.

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  2. Munone, I ask the President to appoint as Mporokoso DC as the incumbent cant speak English properly

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  3. Munone, I ask the President to appoint you Mporokoso DC as the incumbent cant speak English properly

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  4. Now all the African leader’s are getting concerned with the situation in zambia. They’re coming on a fact finding mission. They’ve known this country to be a first class democracy in Africa. But the reports they’re receiving is that the country is now a Dictatorship in designation.

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  5. Sends chills down my spine how some leaders can stomach what’s going on in Zambia. I hope they came to their moral obligation and not to visit at this time until Mr. HH case is decided.

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  6. Believe me you, these visits have completely no impact to the suffering Zambian masses. Completely is the word.

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  7. Look at the length of stay.. .. you do not see these guys staying for more than 4 days like the Lazy Bum in State House does when he goes abroad with Dora and Maggie!!

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  8. Why is PF so obsessed with recognition? We have a serious economic melt-down crisis & the people are hungry & so don’t care about foreign presidents.

    Are they going to spend 5 years fighting for recognition & persecuting anyone who refuses to recognize the stolen victory.

    They’ve even halted new projects in southern, western & North-western provinces & are concentrating on projects in luapula & muchinga just becoz of recognition.

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  9. It’s all political laundering of one failed leader who started off by posturing as a statesman. But eventually his chi like that of Onkwonkwo’s in Things Fall Apart led him to his destined downfall

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  10. It doesnt matter how many dictators Edgar parades in Zambia to show his legitimacy, he will remain an impositor, a fake president.
    As for Ado, he must be a dull president to visit Zambia at this moment. No wonder he read ‘a stolen’ inauguration speech. His friend Ian Kharma regretted attending vodgar’s inauguration.

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  11. Of the three Presidents coming, only the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo can give Lungu sound advice. He is a very civilised leader and Lungu may not even like the advise from him.

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  12. If this is not begging for recognition and legitimacy by Kalaba for lungu, I don’t know what is……is this now kalabas job, announcing who is coming ???

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  13. Who cares which president comes to Zambia; Sata never had many leaders come to zambia but he was not evil like Lungu; all we want is HH to come out of prison

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  14. Please Zambian news media check your spelling in your articles. The President of Madagascar is called Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina. His surname is one name, not two, not three. Please check your sources and make note.

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