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President Hichilema to hold meetings with the Heads of the IMF and the World Bank while in the US

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President Hakainde Hichilema will undertake a trip to the United States of America to attend the 76th Session of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) from 20th to 26 September 2021.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, the president will participate in various high level summits among them the 2021 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) moment, the high level dialogue on energy, the UN food system summit, the global COVID- 19 summit.

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Stanly Kakubo has noted that in line with government’s vision of turning around the economy, promoting trade and investment among other strategies, the President will also hold meetings with the Heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Mr. Kakubo said at a media briefing in Lusaka today that President Hichilema will further engage prominent and influential congressmen and women as well as Senators of Capital Hill in order to share Zambia’s vision under the new dawn of administration.

“Other engagements during this important visit to the USA, include the US Institute of Peace, the US chamber of Commerce and the Africa Business Centre where the President is expected to project the vision of the new government in addressing the aspirations of the Zambian people,” he highlighted.

The Minister observed that the high level engagements with strategic partners and think tanks are important to ensure that the new dawn government achieves its goals of economic transformation underpinned by peace and security through the consolidation of bilateral and multilateral relations with countries and institutions key to the interest of the Republic of Zambia.

He added that the Head of State will also pay a courtesy call on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and hold several bilateral meetings with other world leaders including the President of the European Council Charles Micho.

Mr. Kakubo further stated that during his visit, the President is also scheduled to travel to Washington DC, where he will hold a historical meeting with the Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris.

“This is the first time in more than two decades that a sitting Zambian President has met with top level leadership of the United States of America signifying the mark of confidence in our President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and his administration,” noted the Minister.

And Mr. Kakubo noted that government remains confident that this landmark visit will translate into tangible benefits for the ordinary people of Zambia.

He said the President and his delegation are scheduled to return to Zambia on 27th September, 2021.

Minister of foreign Affairs Stanley Kakubo speaking during press briefing at his office.
Minister of foreign Affairs Stanley Kakubo speaking during press briefing at his office.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Anthony Bwalya confers with Permanent Secretary State House Dr. Oliver Kalabo during press briefing at State House
Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Anthony Bwalya confers with Permanent Secretary State House Dr. Oliver Kalabo during press briefing at State House

20 COMMENTS

  1. I hope that this trip will bring back solid economic turnaround opportunities with no strings attached. Meeting with top level leadership of the USA is not an achievement in its end. It’s what follows when Bally gets back to Zambia that will appeal to the ordinary Zambian.

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  2. Chamwama chaps like LAZY LUNGU never even met the director at IMF or WB thats how useless he was…I have confidence in HH to negotiate a better deal for our country.

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    • How, that was the most incompetent President Zambia has ever had, he should not even have been there in the first place, and I am PF. The guy who could not even differentiate what was a PF function and what was a national function, flashing the PF symbol every where with a very weak fist. JEHOVAH GOD IS GREAT!

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  3. Here you have it….its common practice to have meetings on UN sidelines for all Presidents but UPND thought their small god HH is so special and he is the only one having meeting…and still no mention of meeting Joe Biden…what happened…Spaka and Tarino Orange were dancing chikokoshi when they heard that their messiah small god HH is meeting Joe Biden…..

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    • Your jealous will choke your small envious throat. Zambians rejected you, so your blogg is as irrelevant as always. I am talking to you coward factiously calling yourself Saulos, I am Peter Zomba(true name)

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  4. These meetings are very important, HH needs to put Zambia back on the map urgently, we had lost everything, the global corruption perception index for Zambia is at 33, the lowest ever. Inflation highest ever, exchange rate to a dollar highest ever, reserves completely depleted, unemployment highest, first country to default in paying debt in sub sahara, imagine if these PF characters were given another five years, just stop reading my bloog and pose and imagine another PF rule or is it misrule. would have terrible disaster. money was stolen and they want Bally to offer free education bring back the stolen money, and we will give you the free education

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  5. @Tarino Orange
    You should be ashamed of yourself really…is this exciting….HH meeting director of IMF…..you have so much low self esteem my dear friend and whoever told you that whites are superior made a very big mistake…..Just HH meeting director of IMF means so much for Tarino Orange….are you sure you are from Munukwa Village??? i doubt….you sound like a typical southerner

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  6. Nguyen Kane: (09:01)
    You have raised the question about the partnership between the US and Vietnam to the strategic level. Could you please collaborate with us, share with us what you mean by that? Any details you can share with that?
    Kamala Harris: (09:16)
    Sure. So the relationship that we have with Vietnam is a relationship that really is built on the foundation of understanding what is in our mutual desire to strengthen both our nations security and economic standing, and our ability to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As I said, there were extensive conversations and a joining of perspective during the meetings that we held here particularly yesterday with Vietnamese officials where we talked

  7. Saulosi – That will not work with me if you have known me for while as you claim you would know my train of thought….Zambia is in the sh%t because of reckless PF regime’s spending and IMF is the only lender able to lend it at low rates compared to the market…if you have any options give them to us now instead of the usual rhetoric. You are the same people who called us lunatics when we told you the borrowing was excessive and unsustainable.

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  8. @11, Tarino Orange, trust me you are wasting time explaining that economic jargon to these PF stooges. If they understood all this we would be in a better place now

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  9. Donald Trump was so possessed with Russia and I fear this new administration is doing the same with the Americans. You are playing to their beat and we fear all those rumours about selling our country will become true. African unity is key and we feel Zambia will be used as a divisive nation on our continent just to appease some selfish agendas from the West. We sincerely hope the president is negotiating our way out rather than opening new doors. America does not have the DNA to build nations, theirs is to destroy remember that because we don’t want to come here and tell you that we told you so.

  10. So, Bally will not be meeting Sleepy Joe after all. He will just be meeting US Veep Kamala Harris. What has happened? Could it be the Bally praise singers were merely giving their own narrative of who they thought their small god Bally was going to meet?

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  11. FutureZed – It is clear you have no understanding of geo-politics for you to make those comparisons in your attempt to sound objective. You talk about African unity forgeting that you are in your eyeballs in debt…where were you guys when PF was borrowing left right and centre was it not HH who was advising you against this? PF carried on borrowing in through the campaign period…you go to Africa lets see who will lend you $2billion.
    Dont just type nonsense on issues you have no understanding off..come up with solutions? Some of you hate the West so much and are suspicious of them but when you look at your houses you are married to a musungu…really laughable.

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  12. SkyLab – They have no understand even when someone tells them there is no money in the treasury…they start asking about reserves. Its like telling your friend that you have no money and he tells you …you can still lend him some money because you have unused credit limit of $10000 on your credit card.

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  13. Atleast some form of custom duty free arrangement for Zambian finished products should be proposed as a way of encouraging democracy and progressive governance in Africa

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