Minister Malanji Represents President Lungu at the Inaugural Russia-Africa Summit. 23rd October, 2019 - - - - - Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Joseph Malanji will represent His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu at the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit.
Minister Malanji Represents President Lungu at the Inaugural Russia-Africa Summit.
23rd October, 2019 – – – – – Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Joseph Malanji will represent His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu at the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit.

Zambia and Russia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to waive visa requirements for diplomatic passport holders.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji who signed on behalf of the Zambian Government said the move comes after completion of internal requirements and procedures by the two governments on mutual abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic passports.

The Minister said the development cooperation between Zambia and Ruusia was growing and that waving visa requirement was one step that would increase exchange programmes between the two countries.

And Mr. Malanji said Government decision to engange Russia on possibilities of setting up a Nuclear Technological Centre that would in the long run result into the establishment of a Nuclear power plant was a clear response to the effects of climate change that has affected the rain pattern and in turn impacted negatively the generation of electricity.

The Minister further said embracing Nuclear technology had a lot of advantages that included having radiation facilities for the treatment of cancer and the preservation of Agricultural produce.

Mr Malanji was speaking on the sidelines of the just ended inaugural Russia Africa Summit that was held in Russia’s Tourist Capital Sochi. The Minister has since left Russia for Azerbaijan where he will represent President Lungu at the 18th Non –Aligned Movement Head of States and Government Summit.

And Zambia Atomic Agency Director General Dr. Roland Msiska says Zambia on average makes losses amounting to 30 percent on Agricultural produce per year due to lack of adequate technology to properly store and preserve agricultural products..

Speaking as one of the panelists in Russian at a side event on the sildelines of the Russia Africa Summit dubbed “the Contribution of Nuclear Technologies in the Development of Africa “,Dr. Msiska said the losses incurred could have been avoided if Zambia had nuclear radiation facilities that would help preserve agriculture products especially for export.

Dr. Msiska further said it was difficult for Zambian mangoes to be exported out of the country even after value addition as they had a high fibre content that could be used reduced through the use of radiation facilities.

He further emphasized that Government was committed to embracing nuclear science and was contemplating adding nuclear science in the school curriculum.

Dr. Msiska further said nuclear science would further have a positive effect on the mining industry as value addition would be added to copper which would lead to the extraction of other minerals like cobalt.

And on the construction of the Nuclear Power plant, Dr. Msiska said it will take about 10 to 15 years for Zambia to come up with the power plant as a lot of mechanisms had to be put in place before this could be done.

This is according to a statement issued by Inutu Mwanza, First Secretary for Press at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. So PF Bandits take there stolen money there! Who much is 25kg meal? Has load shedding finished? Corruption everywere.. PF Bandits….

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    • What sense does it make…easy traveling for PF sakalanyongo to go and waste more tax payers money in Russia and hide the loot easily….these PF bandits only think of themselves….

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    • Most diplomatic passport holders in Zambia are PF cadres.

      Anyway, they don’t tolerate nonsense in Moscow. People just disappear if they misbehave.

      So I actually encourage as many PF cadres to visit Russia.

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    • Setting up a Nuclear Technological Centre that would in the long run result into the establishment of a Nuclear power plant excites me.

      Go fo it Zambia. That’s progressive.

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  2. Zambian diplomatic passport holders are given for political patronage rather than for merit.Zambia and Russia are both corrupt.

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  3. Kwena eee. You are supposed to be doing this for ordinary passport holders mwe fipumbu mwe. These guys really think they will be in these positions forever ka? Awe kwena nebo ukupapa nafwa!

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  4. Ba Msiska nabo?!? Sometimes silence is golden. Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa are exporting mango pulp and dried mango sticks. Delicious and highly nutritious. The higher the fibre content, the more healthy they are for the human being. Even after 55 years, we still let mangoes rot.
    You have mangoes and and the natural sun, you do not need nuclear power!

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  5. Russia had the worst nuclear plant disaster, now you want to nuke all food so you can now get cancer, the rest of the world is going organic and Zambia want to nuke our food- monkeys
    As for visa exemptions for Dips why not for normal passports like South Africans enjoy
    Communism is dead and has been since the 1980’s. stop living in the 1960’s, 55 yrs of mismanagement ,look at Singapore who was tied with Zambia in 1964, today the riches country in Asia and number 1 in education in the world. We are still at near bottom of 200 countries, in fact worse off than in 1964.

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  6. “Zambia and Russia sign MOU to waive visa requirements for diplomatic passport holders.”

    “Attention seeking behavior is to act in a way that is likely to elicit attention, usually to elicit validation from others. People are thought to engage in both positive and negative attention seeking behavior independent of the actual benefit or harm to health.”

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