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President Hichilema calls for strengthened Zambia-US ties

General News President Hichilema calls for strengthened Zambia-US ties

President Hakainde Hichilema has called for the need to nurture bilateral relationship between Zambia and the United States of America.

The Head of State was speaking when the United States of Embassy Charge d’Affaires David Young paid a courtesy call on him at State House yesterday.

President Hichilema emphasized on the need to nurture and preserve the cordial and longstanding relationship between the two nations for the mutual benefits of both countries and their respective peoples.

The President reiterated Zambia’s commitment to enhancing and upholding democratic principles, transparency and good governance, accelerating the provision of quality healthcare services for all and including ensuring continental peace and security.

President Hichilema further indicated his desire to use the upcoming 76th session of the United Nationals General Assembly in New York to showcase the new dawn administration’s commitment to global conversations on climate change, COVID-19, poverty and conflict related people migration as well as the need to end the growing trend of human trafficking.

And David Young said the US government is eagerly waiting to welcome President Hichilema and his delegation on their maiden official visit to the United States of America.

Mr Young informed the President that US government was ready to engage the Zambian government in broad-based bilateral talks on unlocking more development support for Zambia in areas of agriculture, health, promotion of democracy as well as support for COVID-19 response mechanisms.

This is according to a statement made available to the media by Special Assistant to the President and Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya

42 COMMENTS

  1. Saulosi – HH is worse than Lazy Lungu…really laughable where has he indicated anything to do with handouts and where is he selling out if anything Lazy Lungu has already sold your UNBORN grandchildren to the Chinks. I am shocked that you have the cheek to even mention LAZY LUNGU…Zambia is already auctioned…really laughable indeed how can you auction something that has already been sold? You have no clue at the damage PF left you are there in the US enjoying yourself yet calling your home country selling out to your host country…how ironic is that?

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  2. To mr young. You have in HH a reasonable person to deal with. Forget about that rascal called edgar lungu who expelled yo ambassador and renew your relationship with zambia.One love..

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  3. Saulosi you sound extremely deranged brotherman. Making up statements in your head is not a good sign. Please relax and accept ukuti that failure of a president called Edgar Chagwa Lungu is NEVER coming back.

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  4. @ Saulosi ,
    The below must have been for you a hard peal to swallow, check out:

    “And David Young said the US government is eagerly waiting to welcome President Hichilema and his delegation on their maiden official visit to the United States of America.”

    Contrary to your rantings yesterday, asserting that UPND was trying to make it as if the USA has invited them.

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  5. When western countries and their institutions start getting close to a third world country, just know that the plunder of our resources is about to begin. They don’t come here to help, they come to milk us and make us perpetually dependent on them. That is the way they work. So don’t think it’s an honour to have them acknowledge you. It just means that they have found an easy target to help them achieve their goals.

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  6. Good and trendy themes to position Zambia on the globe.
    1. climate change – This will please everyone, as the its a trendy topic
    2.COVID-19 – Emphasis should be on how the west has ignored Africa with Vaccine. 3% of Zambians are vacinated out of 18mil population, yet in Europe and USA , the figure is around 40% – 80%. Focus on Zambia`s cut from the pie.
    3. poverty and conflict related people migration – This is an African baby, how is the world impacting conflicts in Africa?
    4. human trafficking – European countries will love to know how to stop waves of migration from Africa

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  7. As long as I think doesn’t involve accepting homosexuality as a human right. America has lost it way as a moral leader. Their current government is actively trying to export the LGBTQ and abortion of children agenda and included in this pushing an unnecessary vaccine on people even under force. Clearly a satanic and demonic agenda. Zambia is their masters prize to whom they have pledged the vow of silence because Zambia has rejected these abominations and accepted to be known officially as a country given to Jesus Christ.

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  8. How such a great country founded on Biblical principles and Christian values can now consider a man putting his manhood in another mans anus intercourse, and proudly call it a human right is a sign that we are living in the last days. Gods wrath against these things is being masked by the devil under the guise of Climate Change. But believers them to be Biblical signs of the book of Revelation, it is an indication of the soon coming of Jesus Christ and Judgment Day.

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  9. Pope Francis leaves Slovakia with a message that traditional marriage is sacred but that unions between same sex couples can be positive and helpful.

    So what to adult do is non of your business

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  10. This homophobic ranting is ridiculous. Typical African b4llsh!t. Grow up guys, this is 2021. I don’t want to know what you do in your bedroom, so it’s none of your business what other people do in theirs. Go Bally Go!

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  11. We are too small and unstable to choose one side of the developed Economies. We need to be non aligned so that we benefit from both USA, the West at large and CHINA too. I am sure HH is very much aware of this as I have not heard him directly criticise China so far.

  12. #9 That’s my fear. You know these people to have a complete friendship, you have to allow same ???? marriages. Hope Mr Hichilema will stand his ground if the subject comes up. It’s both unchristian and unafrican.

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  13. #11 Just because the Pope says so, so it’s okay? The Bible is very specific about this subject and no human can add or subtract from it. Only a nonchritian is free to act outside what the Bible says. If you must know, many senior people in our Church are not comfortable with such pronouncements.

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  14. @General Kanene
    Thats the directive issued to all foreign dignitaries coming for the UN General Assembly bwana….it’s not solely for HH…it’s for all governments attending the UN General Assembly….and General Kanene you seem to be so excited for HH to be invited to the USA….you remind me of the old man and the medal….you seem to have very low self esteem and you happen to be based in the USA…what do you do for a living…..am now getting worried

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  15. IF YOU ONE DAY YOU HEAR WHITES SPEAK WELL OF ME,KNOW THAT I HAVE BETRAYED YOU.

    ANY BLACK MAN THAT IS CONSTANTLY BEING PRAISED AND RECOGNISED BY A WHITE MAN IS A SELL OUT.

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  16. ,@ the engineer, so you are okay with a man having intercourse with an animal because he’s an adult and can do what he wants? This is what the Bible equates homosexually to, when did this generation of Zambians become so Godless?

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  17. PF remnants are still there, trying to punch holes in HHs agenda, consequences of a bitter thrashing at the elections. Atleast we are out of the Ntewewe PF era of insulting diplomats with impunity. We can now meet with diplomats in a dignified manner and engage in a civil manner

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  18. Not sure why idle minds are bringing in the gay rights issues conversation which has never been on the UPND agenda. Find a garden and do something please. We are now talking Ministry of Small and Medium enterprises, the train is moving

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  19. Our relationship with US has always been strong and it keeps on growing. Even when KK differed with Ronald Reagan on the approach to the SA issue our mutual cooperation was still intact. So there’s no need to ask for further strengthening. Just ask Mr Biden when you meet to lend us the nuclear bomb for 1 year. We’ll give it back to him after we conclude the debt negotiations with the Chinese. We don’t want to be intimidated during the discussions. We know that China is an all weather friend but the manner in which they allowed State owned enterprises to be used as conduits for corruption through over-priced contracts, I’ve began to doubt our friendship. I hope they won’t shield corrupt individuals. So we need that nuclear weapon just in case things don’t workout and I Mr. Biden is a…

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  20. Chinese have raped our resources too. Raping of country resources depends on the leader. Leader need to use ties to benefit economy not few elite. All South east asian countries like South Korea has ties with west.

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  21. People’s fear and inferiority complex of the white man is scary and embarrassing ……..

    Grow some balls people, the white man is no different from us…….

    If you are corrupt and dull , then certainly you won’t gain much from your association with the west………

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  22. We are in a new Cold war except this time is between USA and China. We therefore need to navigate the Geopolitics of the World with grate care. Each side has its own prons and cons. USA are the biggest Pretenders in the World. They talk of human rights, rule of law, forced labour, liberties only as a confrontation weapon. Back at home they are the worst racists and we cannot ignore how they mistreated our fore fathers and mothers who built the White House and Capital hill for no pay at all. Nevertheless, we should agree with them on their stand against corruption and genuine general application of rule of law.

    The Chinese are the new Super Powers in making. So helpful to Africa from colonial times to today. They have the money and technology that is relatively cheaper. But they are…

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  23. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    @ ‘homosexuality’, my @$s, worry about your own sins and you commit everyday and the hate you harbour in your own heart. How is homosexuality going to help you feed your family and what not. The same ‘Christian’ hypocrites who do all sorts of stuff including corruption and fornication. The declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation is the worst joke that corrupt Kafupi FTJ guy left for this country. The proliferation of so fake prophets who are just crooks disguised as men of god, selling you bottled ‘holy’ water… man this shyt really gets on my nerves. Stop being pretenders and hypocrites because your hell will be more painful that the said homosexuals.

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  24. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    Spaka, the Chinese have been stealing from them and buying their country in silent and they never said a thing. The same keyboard and the Internet is he typing on was invented by the same people they are hating on.
    Look stop blaming the white man for your own people’s corruption… it is possible to cut a ‘win-win’ trade agreements. Look at Botswana and their Diamonds. Just blame your own corrupt so called leaders like Lungu and FTJ and their minions.

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  25. “A press conference serves to communicate important news (e.g. launch the campaign) connected with an organisation or company and involves the participation of journalists and representatives of the company/organisation. The event offers journalists an interactive forum to find out about your organisation and campaign.”

    “When you’re transparent, you invite trust by revealing that you have nothing to hide. You establish yourself as an honest, credible person in the eyes of others.”

    When you meet with ambassadors or any officials we need press conferences.

    No more five years.

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  26. @General Kanene
    Now will be jumping up and down whenever you hear that HH has an overseas trip coming wasting more tax payers money…the same HH and probably you also used to condemn RB Banda and Lungu whenever they travel…even just a close by Malawi but now since it’s your so called small god HH…you all smiles whenever he is wasting tax payers money…have you noticed how many people attend his swearing in ceremonies at State House…..remember all those are invited and paid hefty allowances….plus all the Logistics….too much hypocrisy and double standards and lack of patriotism

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  27. @ Spaka like lilo
    You have a very low self esteem just like General Kanene….you guys are sick in the head…you think Muzungu is a small god and you worship him and love him with all your heart

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  28. @Saulosi Nb 11:
    Its NOT about being excited of HH trip…..base your opinion on facts….don’t twist them to fit your narrative. Your rubbish rantings against HH, are the reason a normal person would react to your comments, to try and bring sense to you. But as it is evident you have trouble comprehending.
    I am temporarily based in the USA on corporate assignment, otherwise I am based in Europe. The rest is rubbish and will not spend time reacting.

  29. @Saulosi Nb 33:
    What you don’t understand is that not every world leader has a chance to meet the President of the USA…..Did Lungu has that opportunity in his 7 years? Because Lungu had NO Global Impact. HH has been recognized, while Lungu was busy recognizing his entourage of musicians going on shopping to USA. You had no guts to say anything against Lungu.

    You are comparing petty things like logistics for naming his ministers…come on… and yet you shut up when he was procuring those Police Riot Vehicles which he had planned to use against the opposition. Where are they now? There is NO double standard, it’s only that you are a frustrated PF cadre, trying to find a reason against HH. I will critize HH, when I am convinced, he is off-track, I am free as I have no political…

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  30. @28 SPAKA
    PROVERBS 1 v 8-19 : THESE ARE THE WAYS OF THOSE SEEKING DISHONEST PROFIT, WHICH WILL TAKE AWAY THE LIFE OF THOSE WHO OBTAIN IT. Deny in whichever way you like but BAD ASSOCIATION CORRUPTS GOOD MORALS – 1TIMOTHY 4 v 1 . American government is very UNGODLY

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  31. #34  Saulosi 
    September 16, 2021 At 2:46 pm

    “@ Spaka like lilo
    You have a very low self esteem just like General Kanene….you guys are sick in the head…you think Muzungu is a small god and you worship him and love him with all your heart..”

    Saulosi,

    Why is working with the white man
    ” muzungu ani konda ”
    To you ???

    There is no need to fear the white man badala ……..

    If you are not a corrupt theif , a working relation ship with both the west and east can be very beneficial ……..fear not

  32. @ General Kanene
    Am just a Patriot…I don’t support either HH or Lungu…to me both are criminals and liars

    @Spaka and if this trend of chipante pante continues don’t expect to get even 50 000 votes in 2026…UPND will be voted out very easy….

  33. So being Godly or Christian only applies to saying no to homosexuality? What about fornication, stealing, lying, or murder? Or do you get to pick the one sin you don’t commit and call yourself a better Christian than others,because they don’t care what consenting adults – male or female – do in private.
    The hypocrisy!

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