Tuesday, June 25, 2024

UK Foreign Secretary Meets President Hichilema to Strengthen Bilateral Ties


President Hakainde Hichilema, welcomed the UK Foreign Secretary, The Right Honourable James Cleverly, MP, to State House. This visit holds great significance as it marks the first such meeting in over three decades.

The high-level meeting focused on enhancing bilateral ties and exploring opportunities for partnership in various sectors of the Zambian economy. Both nations expressed their commitment to collaborating in key areas such as mining, energy, and agriculture, with the shared goal of improving the lives of citizens in both countries.

One of the primary objectives of the collaboration is to prioritize value addition to Zambian raw materials. By adding value to these resources, Zambia aims to create more employment opportunities for its citizens and generate increased revenue for the nation’s development.

President Hakainde Hichilema expressed gratitude to the United Kingdom for its continuous support in various areas, including education, health, and good governance. The longstanding partnership between the two nations has contributed significantly to the advancement of crucial sectors and has bolstered Zambia’s progress in key areas.

In his concluding remarks, President Hichilema expressed his hope that this visit would pave the way for more interactions and cooperation, bringing lasting benefits to the people of both Zambia and the United Kingdom.


  1. Cde Membe……..

    He must be having heart attacks……….

    Sorry cde , but this GRZ is more western inclined.

  2. It might explain why these three important sectors have been deliberately mismanaged. They’re reserving them for their masters by creation of the false impression that Zambians have failed. There’s serious hunger looming because there’s no maize, they’re not issuing Zambians with mining licenses and they’re exporting electricity even when we aren’t self-sufficient. Fuel prices fluctuate every month. It’s sabotage at work

  3. The UK community should not engage until zambia aligns with civilised society by legalising gay rights. I am zambian but for our cause I am willing to give up aid from uk. Do not feed a nation that discriminates against us.no aid for anti gays

    • iwe @wagner, auti shani? Fuseke, witukusha iwe. Ata!!! We should only learn progressive things such as technology from the so-called civilised countries, not same sex nonsense. Mukayapya bonse imwe Ba gay

  4. @wagner, I know for sure therapy with not help because your brain cells are already confused. Solution for you is to just disappear.

  5. Always strengthening ties and signing nonsensical MOUs…..we’re in 2023 and we still acting as if we just became independent a year ago…..Foreign nations have nothing to offer Zambia….forget about these colonial imperialists….they’re just stealing from Africa

  6. When you see a leader being spoken well by the Western govts and monarchs, just know that such leader has not stood with his people.


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