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President Hakainde Hichilema heading to United Kingdom for Cop 26 Summit

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced that President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to depart for the United Kingdom on 30th October, 2021 to attend the World Leaders Summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This meeting is the 26th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 26) and will be held from 1st to 5th November, 2021, during which period, President Hichilema will also have a series of bilateral engagements in London.

According to the statement made available to the media, the President will be attending the COP 26 at the invitation of the Honourable Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Head of State will again be accompanied by a lean delegation comprising the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Minister of Green Economy and Environment, Hon. Collins Nzovu, M.P.

During his visit to the United Kingdom, President Hichilema is also expected to hold meetings in London with members of the House of Commons and UK policymakers, potential investors, as well as the Eurobond holders.

The statement further said that these meetings are part of the strategic engagements of the President aimed at making progress towards the UPND Government’s vision of economic transformation. As we all know, this is critical for Zambia’s economic recovery and sustainable economic development.

A total of 190 Heads of State and Government that are party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as key players on the international arena, are expected to attend this important meeting. The landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change that was agreed to in 2015, which was also signed by Zambia, provides an ambitious framework for the world to deal with climate change and its impact.

The negative effects of climate change have equally been experienced in Zambia where intermittent weather patterns, especially for rainy seasons, have resulted in frequent droughts and flash floods that have adversely impacted on food, water and energy security.

The world remains off track in meeting the set goals to achieve the following;

i) To limit increases in global warming to between 1.5 – 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels,
ii) To drive urgent adaptation to the changing climate, and
iii) To mobilise financial resources for the required changes.

The Zambian Government is hopeful that the outcomes of the COP26 climate change meeting will contribute towards protecting our countries and our planet from the devastating impacts of climate change, as well as mobilizing the required resources for agreed actions. The latter will form a major part of the President’s engagements with key players while on this visit, because as we all know, addressing policy aspirations requires commitment at the highest political level.

“It is for this reason that President Hichilema will strategically join world leaders on global platforms, to advance the Government’s ambitious transformation agenda aimed at deriving maximum benefits for the people of our great country.

“The Government remains committed to making Zambia a global beacon of environmental sustainability and a champion of the green economy. “concluded the statement.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Lots pressing issues and outstanding govt affairs at home, and yet he decides to fly to UK for a summit that won’t benefit Zambians. He was first to criticise ECL whenever he travelled and yet he has only been in office a few but has taken 2 trips abroad. Disgusting hypocrites

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    • You are right, there is a serious mess which PF left which needs cleaning, but anyway worry not because HH is a very organized President, he will sort out all these issues

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  2. Yes upnd diasporans you can down vote my comment because you know it is true. Just prepare to receive your demigod there, and keep him that side

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  3. PF DIDNT KNOW THE MEANING OF CLIMATE CHANGE
    THEIR ATTITUDE WAS LIVE FOR TODAY AND B**GGER TOMORROW
    DEFORESTATION WAS THEIR CLAIM TO SUCCESS … OMG

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  4. Go and represent us HH, there is a lot of confidence in you from the international community as well as from us the Zambians. Please ignore the few remaining remnants trying to attack you all the time, including the Presidential pretenders who got Zeroes in the last elections and also the feeble one man parties

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  5. These are real Presidents, a breath of fresh air. Full of intellect, capacity, integrity, energy and vibrancy. We are going places

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  6. Instead of recovering stolen assets and jailing the culprits, he goes on a useless trip to the UK. Why not send a minister there ?

    If you are not careful, PF thieves will regroup and come back to power in 5 years time.

    We are tired of promises. Just do the job you were elected to do.

    Too much barking, no bite.

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  7. Car mwendoh munjilah…………………….When the friend was doing this it was wrong…..Now right…………

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  8. These are gatherings of world leaders where HEHH needs to introduce himself……

    Not those useless trips lungu was going on………going to stare at the pope with a delegation of 20 PF thives in tow.

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  9. Vasco dah’ ichilema. Kamwendo munjila.
    Commercial 3rd point 5 class flight please mr common man.
    It is still tax payers money regardless.

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  10. Bitter Kaizer bring back our Money. Chakukalipa that Free Education is here. We need to fund our Schools. At last poor families can breathe and also send kids to University. Not Ifikopo ifibana byabena Kaizer and his friends who used to get free bursaries. Awe sure. PF were EVIL people, they should all Die if not they Go MAD.

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  11. Chipante pante inexperienced njikata!
    30pin teachers, 11pin health workers. Money pa local Government.
    Without a plan pa grassroot. No school fees. Ni zeee. Fyaka ikafuma ba yu pe end. Meanwhile dry treasury. Uyu ni punka.
    Watching this space pa 2022.

  12. The horrible thieving Edgar China Lungu mentioned the word “climate change” no less than 49 times in his speech before parliament – and then he didn’t do anything. Like absolutely NOTHING. That really wasn’t very surprising, because he didn’t even know how to spell “climate”. Just like that stup!d KZ doesn’t know how to spell Zulu.

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  13. Forgive them for they knew not what they were doing. All they knew was cut down trees for money and ship to China nil consideration for the environment and effect on climate.

  14. The Prince you don’t need education let alone free education to make it in life. Nga ulichikopo, it will remain like that even if you go to school. Hh is telling you that education is what made him, but the man has forgotten to tell you that it is his crooked shady deals during privatisation that made him millions. Last time I checked, there is no module called crookedness in the economics syllabus. You and no corruption muli bafi-car-la!!

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  15. Comment: kaizar zulu he is the one who was kiling people during pf and he is cmplaining on HE.HH. You as a caeres dranker kaizar zulu the cas stil coming 4 u

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  16. Safe trip our beloved President, we know you will put our interests first. The so called rich- countries have pledged a US$ 100 billion for climate change related issues, I have every confidence you will manage to negotiate a nice cut for mother Zed. Others preferred to attend the reed dance festivals in Eswatini

  17. CHAGWA USED TO GO WITH A BOX OF CASH AND ALSO WITH CADRES LIKE KAISAR AND MUSICIANS LIKE JK TO JUST GO AND PARTY AFTER PARTY MWALABA ABENA ZED.THESE GUYS NEED CONSELLORS TO CONSEL THEM AFTER LOSS.BALAPENA ABANTHU GABALUSA KA.

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