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President Hichilema to undertake 6-day trip to the US, to meet President Biden

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President Hakainde Hichilema will later this month undertake his first international trip as Head of State when he visits the United States of America to attend the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

President Hichilema is expected to arrive in the USA on Monday, 20th September 2021.

He is one of the Heads of States who is enlisted to speak in person at the UN General Assembly in the afternoon session on Tuesday, 21th September 2021.

Whilst in the US, President Hichilema will fly to Washington D.C to meet President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House on Thursday, 23rd September 2021.

He will later meet with top US Government Officials at the Capitol Hill before meeting with the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

President Hichilema will also meet with World Bank President Dr. David Malpass and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Ms. Kristalina Georgieva.

The Head of State has also planned to meet and address Zambians Living in the United States of America on Friday, 24th September 2021 and hold a breakfast meeting with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Mentors and Key US Government and African Diplomatic Corps Officials at the USIP Headquarters.

President Hichilema will also meet – Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Bob Menendez and later pay a courtesy Call by President of the US Chamber of Commerce and Africa Business Centre.

On Saturday, 25th September 2021, President Hichilema will meet with the Africa Business Council before departure for Lusaka later in the day.

73 COMMENTS

  1. Hope he will say these trips are useless. That is what he said one day when Ecl went to the same meeting. By the way what mode of transport is he going to use to fly to USA? The presidential jet?
    ‘Karma’

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  2. Zambia is being rewarded for its stellar democratic credentials. The only problem is that Biden may try to twist HH’s arm with Gay rights issues. Mr President tell Mr Biden that Gay rights is not a human rights issue in Africa just as Polygamy is not in America. It is a cultural issue.

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  3. We told you that this guy is an autioneer. Less than a month he is already gone to the people he solds mines to. I feel sorry for those kids that where running around screaming bally. Do you have free education or are you going for work on Monday?

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  4. THE AXEMAN COMETH. EMBASSY JOBS TO END. NEW DIPLOMATS WILL BE APPOINTED FOR US EMBASSIES.
    I HOPE THE NEW TEAMS WILL BE DOING THIER JOBS. THE CURRENT STAFF AT BOTH WASHINGTON DC AND NY UN OFFICES ARE USELESS. FIKOPO FYEKA FYEKA

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  5. This is a good gesture to President HH. To meet President Joe Biden of the USA, Heads of the World Bank,IMand other dignitaries in that Country,hardly a month after being sworn in as the 7th President of Zambia is historical and a Privilege. This is Goodwill being shown to President HH. The President is serious about solving the Debt problem no doubt. We wish President HH and his delegation a safe journey and a successful trip.

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  6. KIKIKIKI
    PF IS CLUTCHING AT STRAWS NOW
    WAIT FOR THE RETURN THEN SPEAK
    LUNGU STILL REMKAINS THE MOST TRAVELLED PRESIDENT WITH VERY LITTLE TO SHOW FOR THEM

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  7. Yeah, Welcome to the Kamwendo life. God, I hate IMF and World Bank. I hate any one associated with these serpents. I hate their Names.
    Mr. Covid-19 please do us justice. We don’t want a so called Zambian Presidents tripping around aimlessly or looking for money to borrow or selfish interests called investors. It is retrogressive.
    Man!

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  8. Finally we have someone who can articulate our issues at the highest table.
    What could a clueless moron from chawama who could not even address a local press conference tell them?

    The quietness from PF is deafening… seem everyone has gone in hiding

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  9. This is called hitting the ground running . Well done HE. In good time we shall away with that overpriced Presidential Jet, hold your fire you lot . A SWOT ANALYSIS will be done on the useless ventures of PF . Some may turn out okay and maybe improved and retained!

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  10. I am confident that he will represent Zambia well and not fly there with an army of cadres in a charactered aircraft.
    Please leave that mudala bodyguard of yours at New Kasama House…Secret Service won’t tolerate to white gloved chaps in the White House…especially when you are out of sync like a drunkard.

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  11. LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE, FULLY PACKED WITH IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS…………..JUSTIFIED TO USE THE PREDENTIAL JET !!! NOT THOSE ENTOURAGES WE WERE USED TO, WHICH WERE INTENDED TO REWARD PF SINGERS LIKE JK, etc. REMEMBER HH IS GOING TO DISCUSS WITH IMF & WORLBANK LEADERS ABOUT KONGOLE MADE BY LUNGU`s GOVERNMENT. AND IT’S INTERESTING THAT THE ONLY THING THE PF VUVUZELAS ABOVE WOULD PICK UP IS TO START TALKING ABOUT THE MEANS OF TRANSPORT HH WOULD USE…THE JET. WHICH IS NONSENSE.THIS WILL NOT BE A TRIP FOR HOLIDAYMAKERS OR A SHOPPING TRIP , NONE OF THAT.WHICH MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM LUNGU`s TRIPS, NO WONDER HE WAS ALWAYS CONDEMNED. HE USED TO MAKE USELESS TRIP. AND THE JET IS HERE, NOT YET SOLD, SO WHY DO YOU THINK HH SHOULDNT USE IT??

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  12. This does’nt come as a surprise to me. It is called compliance and continuity – playing by the rules. Those who expected an overhaul of the old system will be shocked to learn that certain things stay the same. The uncomfortable truth is that you cannot be loyal to the IMF and the World Bank and at the same time liberate your country from the shackles of neocolonialsim. The neoliberal agenda is in conflict with the individual interests of the masses. This is why it is so hard for people living in developing countries to escape poverty – their interests are ruthlessly “rolled back” in favour of private capital and multinational companies. We will see how the new president handles this.

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  13. OK this is the trip I was talking about…actually it was supposed to happen 2 days after inauguration…but they feared public outcry so it was postponed….kamwendo munjila reloaded……I live in Washington DC so hopefully I will be able to see you and ask to stop wearing your surgical gloves…so HH has graduated from Rupiah Banda’s Presidential college…coming to beg with a much bigger begging bowl than Lungu’s

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  14. abanyolili we were refering to red dance trips when we said kukonda ndeke ba mudala….meeting biden, gordon brown, putin and others? Its okay if he rule us online whike he meet them

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  15. Did President Lungu have any privilege to be invited to the White House during his 7 yrs rule? I know he went to the IN most years of his presidency but did get to Washington to meet such level high officials such as President and his Vice? Ma levels yakwera!

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  16. Dear all Zambians,
    Please hear this , the US – Zambia relationship is a karmic relationship , it does not intend to last for ever, while the China and Zambia relationship is twin flame or soul mate relationship,

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  17. At Presidential Jet mfyo mfyo, and if he flies commercially it will cost us more unless he will continue to fly economy like he did as a private citizen because the fair for First Class is more than K100,000 per person and I am sure he shall have already entourage like his accent brother from Malawi who initially planned a 61 person entourage only to be told to cut it down to 20 something .

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  18. This itinerary is very powerful as its impossible for African leaders to be given such an audience with US president and top leadership.I pray that the president will use it wisely to get the necessary help that zambia needs.

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  19. The presidential plane doesn’t have the required range for a trip to the USA, you would need five or six fuel stops. Let him fly Emirates – Zambian Airways won’t have taken off yet!

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  20. At Presidential Jet mfyo mfyo, and if he flies commercially it will cost us more unless he will continue to fly economy like he did as a private citizen because the fair for First Class is more than K100,000 per person and I am sure he shall have already entourage like his accent brother from Malawi who initially planned a 61 person entourage only to be told to cut it down to 20 something .

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  21. No problem meeting his American counterpart. But to save money and time, plus Covid 19 guidedlunes, can’t the two presidents meet on Zoom, Telegram or Skype?
    My suggestion won’t be taken. However someone still needed to say something as it were.

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  22. LGBT Why is this mentioned for this visit ??
    Whether people like it or not, whather now or later
    You cant cry for human rights and ignore this issue
    A future Zambia will have to accept this personal preference

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  23. Zambains should be proud of their 7th President. Due to Covid 19 Restrictions only a few selected Heads of Govts have been invited to speak at the 76th UNGA in Person. President HH is among the few invited to speak in Person. The rest of Heads of States will adress the 76th UNGA virtually. So President HH has been favoured to visit New York,USA for the said purpose. While in New York and on the sidelines of the 76th UNGA ,President HH has been invited to the White House by President of USA Joe Biden. That is an Honour and Privilege to our President. While in Washington DC President HH will hold discussions with Heads of IMF and the World Bank. These two Multilateral Institutions will be crucial in resolving Zambia’s Debt Crisis. On this basis this is a very productive visit…

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  24. Important visit to benefit zambia…….not aimless gallivanting and addressing an empty UN building……..

    It is no secreate that HEHH is more inclined to the west than to China in business thinking……..

    that is not to say he overlooks the importance of zambias relationship with China…..

    We are confident HEHH will represent Zambia well…..

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  25. Important visit to benefit zambia…….not aimless galli.vanting and addressing an empty UN building……..

    It is no secreate that HEHH is more inclined to the west than to China in business thinking……..

    that is not to say he overlooks the importance of zambias relationship with China…..

    We are confident HEHH will represent Zambia well…..

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  26. It is no secreate that HEHH is more inclined to the west than to China in business thinking……..

    that is not to say he overlooks the importance of zambias relationship with China…..

    We are confident HEHH will represent Zambia well…..

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  27. that is not to say he overlooks the importance of zambias relationship with China…..

    We are confident HEHH will represent Zambia well…..

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  28. Important visit to benefit zambia…….not aimless galli.vanting and addressing an empty UN building……..

    It is no secreate that HEHH is more inclined to the west than to China in business thinking……..

    We are confident HEHH will represent Zambia well

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  29. LT ……..

    Look at the un necessary traffic your silly filters are making people generate ???

    Where is a word against your editorial policy in my post above ??

  30. When have you ever heard that ECL traveled to USA and met US President? Yes, Zero! Bally is getting our Country recognition and his meetings in USA will bear much fruit.

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  31. Uncle Tom HH…when the majority of African leaders are now becoming more Pan African thats when dull HH is running to the west with a begging bowl…..am not surprised he is a sellout….and it’s shocking how UPND are now celebrating costly overseas trips…the same morons who used to insult Lungu whenever he travels

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  32. @Saulosi sounds like you loathe the west. Why then do you continue to live in the WEST????

    UNCLE TOM is @ Saulosi a black man considered to be excessively obedient or servile to white people. At least HH lives in his home land AFRICA

    BTW- your PF PALS were the morons who abused tax payers money with their none stop FRUITLESS overseas trips.

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  33. #43  Saulosi
     September 11, 2021 At 11:22 pm

    “Uncle Tom HH…when the majority of African leaders are now becoming more Pan African thats when dull HH is running to the west with a begging bowl…..am not surprised he is a sellout….and it’s shocking how UPND are now celebrating costly overseas trips…the same morons who used to insult Lungu whenever he travels…”

    Tell about any one of lungus trips where he met business leaders ??? Or leaders of world bodies ???

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  34. There is a realization in US policy think tank that, in order to combat or contain the existential threat of radical Jihaad islamists like those now spreading in North and East Africa, they have to partner with and operate from strategic regions to combat the threat .Zambia has long been the CIA capital in that region. Therefore, it makes sense that The President would be a guest of top American Policy heirecy given it is also the month of one of the worst global tragedies experienced by mankind . The trip is worthwhile.

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  35. The argument for the presidential jet was never about the importance of issues to be discussed. All those items on the agenda have always been like that. Those are issues USA and the Western countries engage Africa on. Its a big privilage for HH to meet Biden but it should be known here that this meeting is not about liking HH over ECL its about making HH user friendly. If he doesn’t follow what they will tell him, they will regret arranging that meeting with Biden. Back to the presidential Jet, HH promised to sell it and use money to creat jobs. Unless he is taking it to show the customers because thats the only place you can find buyers for such assets. Otherwise, he should clearly say again that he is selling the jet. If HH is not being held accountable for his promises then soon…

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  36. … If HH is not being held accountable for what he promised Zambians, soon the country will be back to ‘normal’ life. The presidential jet was bought because the other plane needed to get down and refuel and this was a security risk for the head of state. HH did not accept this explanation from ZAF but said he will sell the Jet. But if he comes out and say I didn’t know but now I understand why this Jet was bought, I will give him full support to keep it. Just like on free education if he comes out I didn’t the full cost but now I know that we can’t do this at once, then I will accept the phasing promises, including on ma K1,500 for civil servants. In life we can all make commitments based on what we are seeing and later revise them to agree with prevailing conditions.

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  37. ECL used to go to US to dance. What a relief! We now have a President we deserve. I am confident he is going there purely to serve our interest.

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  38. This is the reason we will never develop. Trying the same things but expecting a different result is falling prey to systems setup to ensure we stay where we are. We hate the term we told you so because when you start being stubborn, your fall from grace becomes spectacular. Anyway this is proof that these guys had a say in our elections.

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  39. Some years back President Obasanjo visited the White House. When POTUS came out to meet his guest he stopped and looked lost. He asked his assistant when the Nigerian president would arrive, the assistant told that he’s there right in front of him to which POTUS said: You mean that ugly woman? I thought the president was a man?

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  40. America will not do anything for Zambia no nothing, I don’t buy in that it is all about benefiting America not the poor nation Zambia.
    They started with a gift to Zambia when this President came into power that gift is not a good sign but bad ,and a token of bribery, the bible says a gift perverts justice.
    Exactly that is what it is America wants to be first in the question for Zambian minerals for example gold, copper. These two are the targets and not HH but minerals.
    America is not a safe partner to boast about it is a deadly nation, if they ask him if Zambia can be their military base in southern Africa, what would you say!
    We must exercise some intelligence here there is nothing for nothing, they also have strange things that they promote would you accept them!…

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  41. HH is much cost-conscious, He will use a Commercial Airline. Ethiopian Airlines, for that matter as he promotes African / Zambian Development. Unlike Lungu who just wasted Tax Payers money to Drink and Dance. This man is on a serious Business Mission. This is truly a start of the New Dawn.

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  42. Dear Mr. President, Most Americans do not want to meet with President Biden. He has placed our economy in a downward spin with high inflation and a high inflation in his first 6 months . He will not take questions from the press unless they are hand picked from his staff. The vice president is no where to be seen , but that is a good thing, She was put in charge of securing the southern border and has created a mess. Oh by the way Joe Biden and his son are very good friends with China, so be very careful with any deals he might want to make with your country. You have a good country with good citizens, do what the good Lord was has placed you in office to do, without any pressure from the outside world and you will prosper.

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  43. He is coming to meet an incompetent President…inflation is high..fuel has become so expensive…people are refusing to work just expecting hand outs from Biden…birds of the same feathers

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  44. Americans are hardcore criminals, they have destroyed lives in Africa, Well documented by the UN report eg In Angola during the war Americans used to sponsor the rebel leader while stealing minerals, Libya is where it is today because America play a very evil role to the downfall of that country, by the way Libya has gold reserves which was about 150 billion dollars, Who took the gold reserves! Zambia produces a lot of gold taken outside the nation which America is after….
    Americans i don’t trust them…work with them at your own peril, They will surely loot Zambia mercilessly.
    And Zambian are fools they don’t learn.
    RB-China,Levy -China,FTJ -China,Sata-China,Lungu-China..These where not stu.pid..Nothing good will come out of America you can’t point even a single structure that…

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  45. Anglo America after looting Zambia they left the nation to suffer, safeguarding the interest of Zambia is important because Americans are looters

  46. The economist published an article which said that America was responsible for creating failed states and gave all the examples. If that photo of a tal1ban wearing a cap with the Zambian flag is true then we are in serious trouble. Even the French accused the Americans that they cannot be trusted. In Biden you trust. Ask your brother from Kenya what their very own Son of the soil tried to make them do.

  47. I hear someone here telling us that because HH has done etc? That’s why he’ll be able to meet Joe and Kamala? Truth is it’s true HH has done something… removing from office a Chinese lover. Kaunda wouldn’t meet the USA presidents for the same reason.. he loved the Chinese.

  48. The trip is specifically for the 76th UN General Assembly. On the sidelines of the meeting of world leaders, HH is meeting Sleepy Joe, among other world dignitaries which is a very normal thing, especially for one who has just won a democratic election. We told Sishuwa Sishuwa that democracy does not only exist in the Western world. It also exists in Zambia as the country has had a former ruling party turned out of power. Despite governance weaknesses here and there ECZ gave us a credible election to be proud of for many years to come and the country witnessed a smooth handover of power, thanks to the magnanimity of ECL.

  49. You cannot be a darling to America and fail to accept or acknowledge minority rights like LGBTQ. We’re in for a rude shock though not surprising because Bally has never opposed such vices. ECL got vilified by the West for calling such practices as evil and sick .

  50. Zambia’s debt how much was sent? And how much was looted? They is need to audit this Debt.. Otherwise Zambians will be paying back what former PF officials in govt have stolen.

  51. I am glad that the President of Zambia is visiting US this middle month. I know it augurs well for Zambia as it is important to have good and cordial relations with US. Many more good things are surely expected to come in the way of Zambia.

  52. HH is going to the UN. Meeting Biden is a side event. Now this is what is highlighted in the heading. Stop hero worshipping Biden. He will not improve our problems. He has more than enough in his own country. Meet and have coffee but do not over promise.

  53. Let HH rule as he sees fit, in line with the constitutional mandate. Dont expect perfection, but hope that he can achieve some of the best interests of the country! Unfortunately, and I can say this from experience, sorting some problems cannot be done epistolary or virtually. You need to look someone in the eye.
    Good luck Mr. President… you have our support and will let your conduct determine our respect and honor of your legacy! God Bless Zambia and all its people.

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