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President Hichilema Welcomes German President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier for Bilateral Talks

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In a historic moment of diplomatic cooperation, His Excellency Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, arrived in Zambia for a high-level official visit. The warm welcome extended by President Hakainde Hichilema and the people of Zambia sets the stage for significant discussions and collaborations between the two nations.

The official visit commenced with a joint press briefing held at State House, where President Hakainde Hichilema expressed his delight at hosting President Steinmeier and his delegation. President Hichilema warmly welcomed his esteemed guest and emphasized the strong historical ties and shared values between Zambia and Germany.

“Germany and Zambia share common values, in democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights,” President Hichilema remarked. “Our relationship dates back to our independence in 1964, and we greatly appreciate that it has strengthened over the years.”

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed to Zambia

President Hichilema also took the opportunity to express Zambia’s gratitude to the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union for their invaluable support in the debt restructuring process, which has been crucial for Zambia’s economic stability. Furthermore, he acknowledged their assistance in the Lobito Corridor project, a transformative initiative that connects three neighboring countries – Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola.

“The Lobito Corridor project will facilitate the easy movement of goods and passengers between our nations, enhancing trade and connectivity in the region,” President Hichilema explained. “This is a testament to the collaborative spirit that underlines our bilateral relations.”

Aligned with Zambia’s Foreign Policy, which is built on two pillars – Economic Diplomacy and Peace, Stability, and Security, President Hichilema reaffirmed his commitment to collaborating with the Federal Republic of Germany on various economic initiatives. These initiatives aim to create job opportunities and foster economic growth, with a particular focus on sectors such as Energy, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, and related technologies.

“We will continue to engage and collaborate with the Federal Republic of Germany on various economic initiatives that will create jobs and business opportunities for our people,” President Hichilema affirmed. “This partnership holds the promise of shared prosperity and a brighter future for both our nations.”

The official visit of President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Zambia marks a significant step in the strengthening of diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries.

President Hichilema introduces the defence chiefs to German President Dr.Frank-Walter Steinmeier upon arrival to Zambia
Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany

12 COMMENTS

  1. Germans got destroyed in WW2 and rebuilt to a world class economy. Zambians have had peace for 60yrs and still poor so muli what problem?

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    • What was destroyed was the infra-structure-and not very much of it. The economic and business expertise engineering science and others still remained. Europe also helped. Rebuilding wasnt a very difficult task

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    • Iwe Muntu you’re so wrong.Germany got bombed into ruble and its scientists ,engineers fled .The US space program and its 1st nukes were led by exiled Germans.

  2. They are just after our uranium… whatever is said is a cover up…at the rate minerals are been taken out of this country. Jehovah God have mercy on us. Cry for my beloved country.

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    • What’s wrong with mining and selling uranium? Zambians need jobs and the economy must be expanded using all God’s given resources

  3. Privatisation 2.0. He is finishing off what he started in 1996. Crooked hh will do anything to recover millions he lost during opposition. He is selling our gold mines this cow

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  4. The German President flies on Air Tanzania! Yet German is the third wealthiest country on earth! Our President who flies chartered planes must have gotten a shock!

  5. Another ceremonial president. When then President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind came to Zambia during PF rule, there was talk from upnd that Ram Nath Kovind was a ceremonial president with no executive powers. Even this german president is a ceremonial one as the Chancellor Olaf Scholz holds the executive powers.

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