Friday, February 23, 2024

President Hichilema Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

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In a significant diplomatic exchange, President Hakainde Hichilema met with His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, at the illustrious Great Hall of The People in Beijing. The meeting marked a momentous occasion as both leaders engaged in bilateral discussions, covering a wide range of topics aimed at advancing mutual interests and strengthening the ties between their two nations.

President Hichilema’s visit to China has been strategically orchestrated to include interactions with local authorities, influential industry leaders, potential investors, and various businesses across four Chinese provinces. These preliminary engagements are designed to provide valuable insights and set the stage for the crucial state-level bilateral meetings that transpired today.


Anticipation ran high for the productive exchange between President Hichilema and President Xi Jinping, along with their respective delegations. Both leaders expressed their commitment to fostering closer ties between Zambia and China during their discussions.

Following their talks, it was announced that President Hakainde Hichilema and President Xi Jinping had agreed to elevate the relationship between Zambia and China to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. This move signifies a significant step forward in the diplomatic relations between the two nations and reflects a shared vision of strengthening their friendship and collaboration.

As Zambia and China celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations, President Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of further deepening the bonds of friendship between the two countries. He underscored the need for enhanced solidarity, collaboration, and a commitment to true multilateralism that upholds the common interests of both Zambia and China.

President Xi Jinping also acknowledged the symbolic significance of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) as a testament to the enduring friendship between the two nations. He expressed his government’s desire to elevate this friendship to new heights.

In response, President Hichilema conveyed his appreciation for the longstanding friendship between Zambia and China. He commended China for its remarkable economic advancements and expressed Zambia’s commitment to further strengthening their bilateral ties.


The leaders held a closed-door meeting lasting over 45 minutes, during which they delved into various aspects of their collaboration and the future of their nations’ relations. President Hichilema arrived at the Great Hall of the People alongside First Lady Mutinta Hichilema and was accorded a 21-gun salute, accompanied by the resonating sounds of Zambian songs performed by a brass band. The President also inspected a guard of honor, adding to the ceremonial significance of the visit.

Prior to his meeting with President Xi Jinping, President Hichilema held discussions with Mr. Zhao Leji, Chairman of the People’s Congress, in a closed-door meeting that extended for over 30 minutes. During this meeting, Mr. Zhao praised Zambia for its economic achievements and leadership, reinforcing the positive sentiment surrounding President Hichilema’s visit.

19 COMMENTS

    • In short, there is no PF, if at all you believe in LUNGU. Clearly, Lungu is not a leader, even Tayali has seen ECL`s weakness. No future for PF !!!
      Which fuuuul is saying HH is scared of LUNGU? Really? YOUR BRAINS need to be examined !!
      Anyway, I will not waste my time to ……….on LT, I would rather spend the time reviewing the newly announced “Credit Window” and focus on farming. That is more value-adding, ……

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  1. We want to know about the debt we owe China and how it will be liquidated. If there’s been no progress on that then this was a pointless trip! There are already a lot of Chinese businesses in Zambia. We do not need a mobile phone assembling company (ZTE) nor do we need to ever see CNMC after the way the misbehaved last time. Also tell us what the deal is between ZESCO and CPC. This useless government thinks Zambians are stupid just wasting taxpayers money anyhow when you haven’t even concluded negotiations on the $7bn debt restructure with all concerned lenders. And some !diots will be clapping the we have achieved something. SMH

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  2. This is good move president HH. I hope USA won’t apply sanctions against Zambia lol. The debt Zambia has, only 30% is from China.the rest are from euro bonds. China restructured theirs but euro bonds guys didn’t not. Infact they are the ones pushing China to restructure.

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  3. Xi Jin Ping is an atheist and a dictator ,HH is a devout Christian and a democrat.China is by far more prosperous though.

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  4. kkkkkk too late than never but still debt restructuring is not bearing fruit dollar is at 21 mmmm were are we going honestly things are just getting wase, mmmm surely mwebantu .And Miles stop being childish and behave, don’t be used and don’t waste your time. You destroying your carrier ,people are praising you and you are happy stop it. Miles you are too small for PF.Look at your Julius Malema ,the guy is a real politician. And i can advice you go back to school of politics and study politics.

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  5. If you’re not directly benefiting from Politics i think the best way is to remain silent and just watch from a distance and concentrate on your own hustles thats bring food to the table….otherwise lets leave Politcs for Politicians because at the end of the day they’ll all the same and they only fight to fill their own pockets

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