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President Hakainde Hichilema departs for the UK to attend King Charles III’s coronation

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Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema is set to attend the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla at Westminster Abbey in the United Kingdom on May 6, 2023. Before the coronation, President Hichilema will participate in the Pre-Coronation Summit of the Commonwealth Heads of States and Government, which will be hosted by His Majesty King Charles III, the Head of the Commonwealth.

President Hichilema will also travel to Paris to hold bilateral discussions with His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, to expedite Zambia’s debt restructuring process. This meeting is part of President Hichilema’s ongoing efforts to improve Zambia’s economic situation.

In addition to these engagements, President Hichilema will visit Scotland to hold talks with His Excellency Mr. Humza Yousaf, the First Minister of Scotland. The President will deliver a keynote address at Edinburgh’s Panmure House to share his experience in Zambia’s economic development agenda. He will also meet with key stakeholders in investment at Heriot Watt University to discuss various matters, including his passion for offering free education to Zambian youths.

President Hichilema will attend the Zambia Investment Forum, which has been organized by Invest Africa and the Zambia Development Agency. The forum will provide an opportunity for the President to interact with potential investors and showcase Zambia’s investment potential.

The President expressed optimism about the trip and its potential to promote Zambia’s interests. He promised to keep the public informed of his progress during the visit. The trip is expected to be productive and will demonstrate Zambia’s commitment to engaging with the international community to foster economic growth and development.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that President Hakainde Hichilema of the Republic of Zambia is set to travel to the United Kingdom, France, and Scotland for a series of meetings and engagements. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, President Hichilema will travel to the UK to attend the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023. Before the coronation, President Hichilema will participate in an exclusive pre-coronation summit of Commonwealth Heads of State and Government with King Charles III as the new Head of the Commonwealth.

President Hichilema’s visit to the UK will also include bilateral meetings with other world leaders to provide valuable avenues for increased cooperation with international partners. He will be accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs. Mutinta Hichilema.

After the coronation, President Hichilema will travel to France on May 9, 2023, for a crucial bilateral meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting is a crucial undertaking for the President’s continued efforts to accelerate Zambia’s debt restructuring process, which is necessary to unlock significant foreign investment pledges into the country’s economy. The two presidents will engage in discussions aimed at enhancing bilateral cooperation and fostering stronger multilateral ties, drawing on the strong historical bonds between France and Zambia.

President Hichilema will also travel to Scotland where he will hold a bilateral meeting with Mr. Humza Yousaf, the First Minister of Scotland, aimed at strengthening ties for enhanced social and economic development cooperation. While in Scotland, the President will give a keynote address at Edinburgh’s prestigious Panmure House to share his expertise in driving sustainable economic development in Zambia and the region. Additionally, the President will hold meetings with key stakeholders in investment, development, and global policy at Heriot-Watt University in recognition of the importance President Hichilema has attached to providing free and quality education for all Zambians.

On May 10 and 11, 2023, President Hichilema will return to London to attend a Zambia Investment Forum organized by Invest Africa, in collaboration with the Zambia Development Agency. The forum aims to provide a high-level platform for marketing Zambia’s investment potential and synergies that will help fulfill Zambia’s ambitious economic transformation plan.

The President’s visit to the United Kingdom presents an opportunity to strengthen historically strong bilateral relations and identify new areas of cooperation between Zambia and the United Kingdom. The President is expected to return to Zambia on May 12, 2023, after concluding his engagements.

39 COMMENTS

  1. African leaders. Please don’t accept being put in a bus like school children.

    • What’s wrong with a bus? In 1983, I remember seeing former president of Tanzania Julius Nyerere travelling to Mulungushi Rock of Authority with his host Kenneth Kaunda in a bus where he was guest of honour at the UNIP conference. Buses and trains are all part of piblic transport in Europe and are used even by prime ministers and ministers of government.

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    • Africa has more countries and therefore more leaders. Look at North America. It has only three national governments; the American, the Canadian and the Mexican ones. How many leaders do we hv in southern Africa alone? What about West Africa?

    • What’s wrong with a bus? If it’s OK with him he should use busses in Zed. He shouldn’t be ready to be humiliated by whites but wasting our fuel on motorcade in Lusaka. And Europe has nearly the same number of countries as Africa. 54 so stop hunting for excuses for the Whiteman mistreatment of your kind

  2. I was wondering when this was going to happen. How I wish Charles had attended our inauguration. … yes how I wish.

    • Why do we have to send our president to some nonfunctional monarchs inauguration? Because he was our former slave master? We are really missing being slaves. HH in particular is so brainwashed he will bow before any white man. Check what the Chinese did. They are sending the man who destroyed the statutes for Britain’s last colony Hong kong to this occasion. It’s actually an insult. With us our president has to hurry up and abandon all home tasks to go pay homage to his slavemaster. What a puppet!

  3. I personally admire the British Royal family, and to me the Queen was an amazing leader of people of all races.

    Just as great leader KK and Mandela were friends of the Crown I fail to see why us as the Black Commonwealth continuing in this way is a problem.

    • Are you beiing sacrastic? You dont really know the Royal family and its past anyway there are Africans who admire Hitler.

    • @Tarino, Africans admire every white person. The coloniser didn’t spend 400 years in Africa doing nothing. He repeated to the African over and over that blacks were stupid. The repetition was so incessant that the stupid beliefs were passed through our blood to generations below. It’s therefore nigh impossible in some people to cleanse themselves of these beliefs. Look around yourself and count how many blacks are proud of their Africanness. Include our president in the count. Most blacks want to keep a distance between them and Africa so they ape European cultures

    • For someone to admire this monarch they ignore so much awkward stuff around this dictatorship. Kings are out of date and modern day republics have replaced them so what are you admiring these for? You love dictators? Just imagine one of them was on the throne for 70 years. Doing what? since the Prime Minister does all the work? She was just receiving taxpayer’s money for no job. Is that the example you want us to emulate?

  4. Back to his usual antics…and all those grown men lining up at the Airport runway….looks like they don’t have better things to do and soon they will trek to the Airport to welcome Kamwendo Munjila

  5. Instead of flying to Beijing he is going to Europe to waste time surely when has France ever done anything without giving Africans the short end of the deal. What is there to attend in London…kissing up to the racist British monarchy!

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    • What I like about this Orange Boy, is that he has no skewed allegiance like some here. His wish for our president to fly to China is just as good as I see it fit.

  6. Ati commonwealth…what is common about stolen wealth? This one needs to do more research on his imperialist masters. He should have watched from the comforts of his television like the rest of us. These are the same people who sent a chap who called Zambia ati Zimbabwe during his swearing in ceremony as head of state.

    • Our state house needs what we used to call at university “conscientisation”. Some people like HH may be said to be educated but they are not conscientised. Right now HH cant identify imperialists. He is blinded by his quest for money.
      With conscientisation comes mental emancipation which makes you identify those who are exercising thought- control on global citizens. This control is engraved in your school syllabus where they teach you from an early age to admire them.
      When they control what you think you will always agree with their efforts at exploiting you

  7. Regardless of who is in State House, we are duty boud for Zambia as a member of Commonwealth to attend the Federation’s programmes the same way we attend UN meetings in USA. For our economy, the same zeal for going to London should be expressed when we have a do or die debt negotiation by travelling to Beijing. Priorities matter most.

    • @ mulungoti You see how these hypocrites in the diaspora talk bad and yet they are the ones out there living in the white man’s land…
      There is nothing wrong with showing homage to the British crown…we are in the Commonwealth, many of our country people are living in Commonwealth nations more so the UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada based on them being Commonwealth citizens.

  8. Our president is a mental slave. Clearly he would want to be re-enslaved by these bazungu-its a pure house nigger mentality. Zambia is becoming what Zaire was when US puppeteered Mobutu to destruction. This idolisation of our enslavement masters is of great concern to every Zambian unless you are feeding from the crumbs off the colonial master’s table.
    Harry Belafonte said “If you’re comfortable with being oppressed you are an oppressor”
    From that you can see HH’s ceaseless efforts at crushing Mumbi Phiri, hapless Edgar Lungu and other political foes who actually have no muscle. His efforts should be interpreted as coming from an oppressor.

  9. @2020 Vision
    You need to have your brain checked…you are a true definition of a house negroeee…you need help my dear friend and I can prescribe Latuda for you..take 1 tablet every evening at 6pm with food
    Thanks

    • Abana besu…efwo ba kulile?

      Umwana ukwete efya manu, efya ku landa a fwa ya…

      Kindly finish the saying young man…

  10. and identify new areas of cooperation between Zambia and the United Kingdom.
    So it takes a whole president to identify these things?
    Since 1964 we ve been identifying these “new areas”
    And some of you say he doesn’t get a salary! Just check the allowances the state gives him for his trips. They are 100 times more than his salary. Presidents don’t NEED a salary. Zambians stop sleeping. Rework your constitution

    • Its True. Presidents can forego their salaries. The Post revealed that Chiluba had not received his salary for nearly a year. The man had been surviving on his various allowances. I’m sure HH is doing the same. The Post didn’t follow up on that story. Just like our current media haven’t followed up

  11. Our state house needs what we used to call at university “conscientisation”. Some people like HH may be said to be educated but they are not conscientised. Right now HH cant identify imperialists. He is blinded by his quest for money.
    With conscientisation comes mental emancipation which makes you identify those who are exercising thought- control on global citizens. This control is engraved in your school syllabus where they teach you from an early age to admire them.
    When they control what you think you will always agree with their efforts at exploiting you

  12. What a lot of useless blogs
    All in the name of colonialism, with no thought to what UK has done for zambia since then
    seeing we talking of the distant past
    why dont we ask for reparation for the greast leader the world has ever know
    Jesus Christ take by the Romans and Jews
    lets bring this up please

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  13. Iwe niwe ofunta? What UK has done for Zambia is a fraction of the exploitation it did. It didn’t pay any tax for the minerals it mined or the slaves it captured and this isn’t distant past

    • So you want to accuse yourself for being enslaved?
      ” As he told us, the White man is too good to have done these evils. Its the bad black race to blame. Yes its our chiefs to blame. They captured the slaves and took them to America in big ships that they made for this trade.”
      What an uncle tom! Indeed just what the white mind doctor ordered!

    • “We cant cry forever” Not realising you are right now crying because your leader has to go beg from Europe. So where you are right now, you are crying for help, because of colonisation and slavery. What will stop the crying is progress but that progress wont happen in an unfair world order that is intent on keeping you as slaves. Read up: The West wants to continue with control of the rest of the world and countries like China are challenging them. Why cant you likewise challenge them? Why do you want to be their lapdogs when Russia and China are challenging them?

  14. @ mulungoti You see how these hypocrites in the diaspora talk bad and yet they are the ones out there living in the white man’s land…
    There is nothing wrong with showing homage to the British crown…we are in the Commonwealth, many of our country people are living in Commonwealth nations more so the UK, Australia, New Zealand & Canada based on them being Commonwealth citizens.

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