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President Hichilema meets with French President Macron to discuss debt restructuring and bilateral cooperation

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Zambian President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to discuss the debt restructuring programme for Zambia. The meeting was held at Elysée Palace and was aimed at concluding the debt restructuring programme before the June summit for a New Global financial pact.

Speaking after the meeting, President Hichilema expressed his satisfaction with President Macron’s commitment to resolving Zambia’s debt restructuring programme. He reiterated the importance of closing debt talks and called on France to leverage the Paris Club and the G20 Creditor Committee to ensure a speedy resolution.

President Macron, on his part, reiterated France’s commitment to work with all creditors to ensure that the debt restructuring is done. He also promised to use his country’s role to facilitate the speedy resolution of the debt restructuring.

The meeting also provided an opportunity for President Hichilema to woo French investment in Zambia and strengthen bilateral cooperation in areas of infrastructure, defence, technology, biodiversity, tourism, and the environment.

President Hichilema has impressed many with his highly creative foreign policy since assuming office. His proactive approach to resolving Zambia’s debt crisis has been lauded by many, and his meeting with President Macron is seen as a positive step towards resolving the issue.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Instead of meeting China, this village boy is meeting French people who we don’t owe zilch. Cicala chakwe

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    • Iwe ciccala @Kaizar, who borrowed that money, wasn’t you and Lusambo? Baffucala tamutasha, Barry is trying to clean up your sh!t and you think it’s funny???

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    • Nostra it is evident you haven’t visited zambia since 1998. Because if you had, you would see the infrastructure development under pf. What has upnd done? Zilch nada zero. You son of a smelly doggy beech

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    • Kaizar Kalya Nyoko Zulu, most of the money you borrowed, you looted. The infrastructure you may have built with the little that was left does not generate revenue. That is why economist know that you do not borrow large sums of money to build bridges and roads to your villages. Zambia now owes more money than it can pay, it is because of you tribalists and thieves of the Party of Fools.

  2. France: currently chief coloniser of Africa and number one imperialist power since the partial withdrawal of rivals Germany, Britain Spain and Holland -Just ask Kagame.
    Still drawing taxes from west African countries and wanting to add servile Zambia to this list. Forced Haiti to pay hundreds of million dollars for depriving Paris of slavery earnings after blacks there freed themselves. And that’s the country to which HH runs begging cup in hand! Beggars don’t choose

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    • I don’t think HH has a clue. Otherwise he could’ve known by now about France’s imperialist influence in Africa. This is a country that has been economically colonizing and stealing resources from 14 West African countries since the 1960s. HH is inviting this gangster to come over to Zambia and add the country to his colonies. What a tragedy.

  3. Meeting a president who is sponsoring war in Sudan. Upnd pres1dent is bew1tched bai the westenars.

    We have a president who is always dreaming about the west.

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    • Better to be non-alaigned because onece you are in their pocket you wont escape; like Sudan

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  4. I remember how we used to get excited when a white person visited our African compound in Chamboli or Wusakile… Jeezy you should have seen the buzz all over the section.

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  5. West African countries are trying to do away with France…they’re closing French Embassies and kicking out French Ambassadors….French is just like America ..they’re sponsoring wars in former French Colonies and this man HH thinks France is our savior …HH in opposition and HH as a President completely the opposite….He is going to France with a begging bowl whilst the French are starving also….please we have enough resources just forget about the West

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    • Imagine the Chinese couldnt invest fully in West Africa because of the agreements from their colonial master was making it impossible for them to do it especially in the energy sector and there is HH walking blindly into Élysée Palace like a chicken into a croc farm pond.

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    • HH going to the very gates of hell to seek help. This guy needs to be voted out come 2026 for his cluelessness, before Zambia falls into the hands these imperialist warmongers, colonizers. The last country you want to make friends with is France. Can someone please give HH a history book, so he can learn a thing or two about France and their nefarious activities in West Africa? What a tragedy.

  6. Just look at Marcon’s body language in that photo with his hand in pocket walking down the stairs confident as if he is with his assistant….HH has no business kissing up to French, he needs a crash course from Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Africa-Europe relationship our President is too blind..China could not invest in Afro-Franco countries because the French have tied them down agreements.

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  7. I have never known France to be a Zambia’s creditor of note, nor a major trade partner. This looks like shooting in the wrong direction

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  8. HH is really ignorant about global politics. Is he not aware that imperialist France is still economically colonizing 14 West African countries? Wow. The oppressed West African countries are trying to throw Macron and his France out of their countries, here comes HH to receive him as a “trading partner.” Such ignorance. Wake up!

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