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Egyptian President President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Expected in Zambia for a two day state visit

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FILE: President Lungu in Egypt and welcomed by his host President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi when he arrived at the Presidency Headquarters before he Inspected a guard of Honour mounted in his honour by the Egyptian army.
FILE: President Lungu in Egypt and welcomed by his host President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi when he arrived at the Presidency Headquarters before he Inspected a guard of Honour mounted in his honour by the Egyptian army.

Egyptian President Abdal Fattah-El SiSi, is today May 23rd, 2019 expected in Zambia on a two-day State Visit.

Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji said President El-Sisi’s visit follows an invitation from President Edgar Lungu.

He said Zambia has enjoyed excellent relations and cooperation with Egypt with support accorded to Zambia on a bilateral level in the fields of health, infrastructure, agriculture, Tourism and Livestock and Fisheries.

“Going back in the 60s President Kenneth Kaunda tied a note with then President Gamal Abdel Nasser, so we have had our bilateral relationship going back. We have had quite a cordial relationship with Egypt which has played a big role in trying to implement some of our key areas such as; Health, Agriculture, Tourism and Livestock and Fisheries”, Mr. Malanji said.

The Minister further stated that Zambia also has a good technical understanding with Egypt on defence and Security.

“President Edgar Lungu and President El Sisi will look at all these areas to see how best they can cement our bilateral relationship”, he added.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said the two heads of state will discuss ways of cementing these areas of cooperation during President El-Sisi’s visit to Zambia.

Mr. Malanji has noted that Egypt has taken a neutral stance regarding conflicts in the Middle East and that the two Heads of state will exchange views on how to collaborate on maintaining peace in their respective regions.

“Egypt as the Chair of the African Union has taken a huge role in maintaining peace and security in the Middle East, and Zambia being the chair of the organ for peace and security for SADC the two Heads of State will exchange views and collaborate at continental level”, Mr. Malanji added.

He said The African Union Chair (Egypt) is making consensual efforts in implementing he African Union (AU) agenda 2063.

15 COMMENTS

  1. El Sisi is coming only bcuz of an invitation. I hope he brings with him the karma effect of the Egyptian revolution to Zambia .

  2. Another “democratically” (LOL) elected begging autocrat visiting fellow “democratic begging autocrat”

    • If only you understood the political dynamics of countries like Egypt, Libya, Iraq, etc, then you would blog with some level of intelligence.

    • Egypt like many middle east countries cannot afford what you call democracy. There brand of governance suits the temperament of the region. Just where Libya and Iraq are today. Saudi Arabia is a medieval autocratic kingdom but it’s very wealthy. A change in their system would create another Yemen next door. Western democracy will always deter development in developing countries because neither the opposition nor the ruling parties really understand it. …in fact they don’t even understand it.

  3. During Kaunda we used to receive presidents either from within Commonwealth or Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which is a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states world-wide. In short Kaunda was leaning towards Communist countries for trade,educational,intelligence unit and military assistance
    ECL likes to associate with such kind of presidents :
    1.Museveni; a civilian/military dictator clinging to power by manipuliting the constitution;country one the poorest in the world
    2.Mugabe:a civilian dictator clinging to power by manipuliting the constitution;country one the poorest in the world
    3.Zuma; with massive corruption cases and illiterate
    4.Maduro;a civilian…

    • which is a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc?
      Ah iwe theres no such forum any longer. It died with Yugoslavia and when perestroika arrived

  4. 4.Maduro;a civilian dictator clinging to power by manipuliting the constitution;country one the poorest in the world
    5.Fattah-el Sisi;military dictator clinging to power by manipuliting the constitution;
    6.Xi Jimping: with the second largest economy in the world and the largest hard cash (billion dollar empire) country which has made African presidents rich( in personal capacity) through financial embezzlement

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