Wednesday, July 24, 2024

HH Gets Saudi Arabia Invite For Saudi-African Summit


The special envoy of Saudi Arabia’s King, His Majesty Salman bin Abdulaziz, was warmly received yesterday at State House by President Hakahinde Hichilema. During the meeting, President Hichilema expressed Zambia’s eagerness to embrace a new era of collaboration with Saudi Arabia.

In a demonstration of the strong bilateral ties between the two nations, Mr. Kattan delivered a special message from His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The message, laden with goodwill and optimism, paves the way for expanded cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Zambia.

President Hichilema highlighted Zambia’s readiness to engage in partnership with Saudi Arabia across a spectrum of critical sectors, including agriculture, energy, health, and education, among others. T

The President took the opportunity to convey Zambia’s deep appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing projects within the nation. One such endeavor is the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, a multi-million-dollar project currently under construction in Lusaka. President Hichilema expressed gratitude for this significant contribution to Zambia’s healthcare infrastructure.

Additionally, President Hichilema underscored the importance of swift action in implementing bilateral agreements between Zambia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He emphasized the need for a deepening of cooperation and called for the expedited completion of the specialist hospital dedicated to women and children. The President believes that this facility will have a profoundly positive impact on Zambia’s healthcare sector, marking a substantial step forward.

Furthermore, President Hichilema encouraged both nations to explore avenues of cooperation in mechanical agriculture, green energy, and petroleum production. These sectors hold tremendous potential to drive economic growth and foster technological advancements, providing mutual benefits for Saudi Arabia and Zambia.

As the meeting concluded, President Hichilema reaffirmed Zambia’s commitment to fostering fruitful partnerships with Saudi Arabia. The upcoming Saudi-African summit will be held in November 2023.


  1. Why was he not invited by BRICS I thought would presented a good business opportunity for the ” the chief marketer”

  2. As I said yesterday:
    We need to engage and work with the Saudis. Let us emulate their work ethics and some of the positive parts of their religion and culture. We have a terrible drinking culture in zambia which affects our productivity. Go well mr president

  3. ..

    They have billions to spend………..

    If they can be will to a pay a footballer up to a billion dollars pa ………..

    Zambia should make every effort to capture some of those billions without having to build more mosques……….

    • @ Spaka
      We have more billions than Saudi Arabia unfortunately you and the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema cant see beyond your nose

    • #Spaka in my family we are told to starve rather than go begging ku ma neighbors. So we work hard so much that we don’t know the prices of mealie meal etc.
      We have money but we are dull…or those we give the mandate to run our affairs.

  4. Mr Salman bin Abdulaziz I can see you dont love Zambians. Please stop inviting our president for trips. He is a plane addict, a planemorphile. Such invitations just keep him away from home…. From home? Which home? He never sleeps there he sleeps in planes and guesthouses and hotels

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