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President Hakainde Hichilema to undertake official visits to Germany and Italy

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At the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia will on Saturday 18th November, 2023 travel to Germany to attend the 5th Conference on the G20 Compact with Africa scheduled for 20th November, 2023, in Berlin, Germany.
The President will immediately after his engagements in Berlin undertake a State Visit to Italy from 21st to 22nd November, 2023, following an invitation from His Excellency Mr. Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy.
During the conference in Berlin, President Hichilema is expected to participate in discussions centered on the energy sector in relation to trade and investment opportunities in African emerging markets, intensified cooperation, as well as strengthened economic cooperation and promotion of private sector investment. On the margins of the meeting, the President will hold bilateral talks with other leaders on matters of mutual interest.
The Compact with Africa, which was launched under the German G20 Presidency in 2017, has established itself as the key format for dialogue and cooperation between reform-oriented African countries, G20 partners and beyond. This year’s conference will be preceded by an Investment Summit. President Hichilema’s attendance is crucial as the meeting will provide an opportunity to consolidate the Government’s ongoing efforts to unlock the country’s economy through forging meaningful partnerships for collaboration, particularly in investment and trade for the benefit of the people of Zambia.
On 21st November, 2023, President Hichilema will undertake a State Visit to Italy aimed at reinforcing strategic bilateral and economic relations between Zambia and Italy, premised on shared values and mutual respect.
The President is scheduled to hold talks in Rome with President Mattarella, and Her Excellency Ms. Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister of Italy on pertinent issues at bilateral and multilateral levels. The President will also meet the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organisation and International Fund for Agricultural Development to discuss ways of strengthening collaboration and support in food security, rural development and poverty reduction.
Additionally, the President will grace the Zambia-Italy Business Forum which will provide a platform to showcase Zambia’s investment potential and opportunities for joint venture collaborations. Other engagements lined up during the visit include a tour of Maccaresa Farm, a modern technologically advanced integrated farm whose model could be replicated in Zambia for the benefit of the people.
President Hichilema’s visit to Italy is underpinned by the Administration’s ongoing efforts to transform the country’s economy and create equitable opportunities for the people in key sectors. In this regard, this crucial engagement by President Hichilema will consolidate the strong existing ties and enhanced cooperation between Zambia and Italy.
The President is expected to return to Zambia immediately after his engagements in Italy.

Hon. Stanley K. Kakubo, M.P
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Charter House
Lusaka
18th November, 2023

36 COMMENTS

  1. He has never been there? It’s important that he travels so that he dispels rumours being peddled by Rachael Chileshe

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  2. Well well well… Malawi president has banned himself and ministers from foreign travels and ordered those out to return immediately.

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    • So what? Are we now going to use Malawi as our example? Europe is the place where Satan and Lungu sold Zambia, with their criminal and irresponsible loans. This is where HH needs to go, because 75% of our intolerable debt burden of US $31 billion is owed to that continent. The Europeans own us. Satan and Lungu, like their ancestors did, have sold Zambians to foreigners, this time to debt slavery. No one knows what happened to the money they borrowed. I support the idea that an accounting should be done, and provinces be made to pay back anything that was spent on them from those loans. It is time that Northwestern Province stops paying for 2 universities in Muchinga.

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    • The Malawian President isn’t an international statesman. You can’t compare him to our Bally. Other Presidents are consulting Bally on how to fix things. There are problems in Italy and Germany that need his attention. Muletasha

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  3. What is HH UpTo?
    Wasting national resources on useless trips.
    HH has wasted not less than 4 billion kwacha on these trips.
    President, His minister of finance and treadury in charge are the involved in economic sabotage and crime against families who lost lives for lack of medicines , nurses and doctors as the money was squandered by freemasionist.

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    • The economy in Italy and Germany is not doing fine..he us going to advise them on how Zambia has managed to turn things around

    • @Kalya Nyoko Kaizar Zulu: HH has been in power for 2 and half years. At the rate you were borrowing money, Zambia would owe an additional US $7.5 billion if HH was as irresponsible and criminal as you are mathafaka. Like Mwanawassa and Magande did to clean the sh!t left by the Congolese dwarf Chiluba, HH is trying to fix the feases left by the two foreign criminals Satan of Tanzania, and Lungu Mutawire of Rwanda. Just keep your stinking mouth closed, because everything you say will be used against you in a court of law, after the cold handcuffs go around your ugly hands. I hate you

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    • Talking of no plan look at your ECL and PF party where is the plan there ?
      Clean your own dirty house up before trying to correct others

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    • Not to worry, as they say: those who travel alot via air increase their chance of dying in air plane crash. Chizamwalila icho. How can a person in two years travel more than ecl traveled during his entire rule.

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  4. Lusaka Times its not an official visit…its a G20 conference so stop misleading Zambians…..HH hasn’t been invited but he is just attending a conference….Total waste of Tax payers money why not ask the Zambian ambassador in that country to attend….

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    • Masala Boys

      HH is still the president, who was elected by Zambians, whether a person does not support him, does not like him or disagrees with his decision.

      I know what you have called HH, in Japanese. That is really sinking-low. We can disagree with HH but calling him names is showing immaturity and failing to think. You are free to critic, but just put your valid points and not insults.

      I was sent to work in Japan years ago, by my former employers as part of a corporate-culture- exchange. I understand Japanese Language though not fluent. This is the second time you have done this. You posted similar insults about 6 months ago.

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    • Iwe (Cheee-Colour) @INDEPENDENT OBSERVER.

      We are suffering here in Zambia and this president is global trotting around the world. Just because you bought bitcoin at $0.90 per unit and sold it at $45,000.00 each unit and you made ka $50million after just investing $15K, you think you can come here telling us how we should live our lives. F*ck You. Which side are you????????????????????????????????????????????

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    • I suspect something is wrong in his marriage. He never wants to sit at home. Or could it be that Community House is not certified safe by the Special Branch so he has to spend as little time as possible at the place?

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    • Masala Boys

      I don’t do insults, it’ self-defeating. Well, if you are suffering, then it’s partly-your-choice. I can see you can *Read & *Write the English Language. I am also assuming you can *Speak the English Language.

      Knowing how to *read, *write & *speak the English Language makes you among the lucky Zambians. The English Language is the most powerful business tool in the world. It enables you to understand how the world works. So, use it to acquire knowledge that can help you create wealth. Use it to sell your creative ideas; or experiences you have gained in your life – to sell the marketplace. Your insults, proves that you are failing to manage your Thoughts & Emotions wisely. It’s called a Poverty Mindset

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    • I have always said it. Whether you like it or not HH is the president of the republic of Zambia. Let’s criticize him but with respect. Yes he’s committed many blunders but do you insult your father if goes wrong?

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    • (Makaka) @ INDEPENDENT OBSERVER

      Don’t pick a fight with me, you will regret. You are piiissing me off. Go F*ck yourself. In 2026 we will lock up both HH and yourself………………..

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    • Masala Boys

      I don’t lose my cool over chaps like you. If anything, I just feel sorry for you. Your mind is dysfunctional because you think that – by shouting insults louder, you are making a point, but exposing your stagnant thinking.

      Right now, I am *ORBITING * in your head and controlling your thoughts and emotions Why? Because you are angry, heated and enraged at me. Basically, I am controlling your thoughts remotely away from you.

      What you are doing is what statistically most people spend their lives doing. Meaning they waste so much time and energy being Angry, Resentful, Frustrated. We see it all the times at Lusakatimes, from the minute the days starts. It’s an addiction they cannot control.

    • # INDEPENDENT OBSERVER ……

      That’s is some good SCHOOL OF THOUGHT and very refreshing.
      A lot of people will not understand your INSIGHTFUL talk. The only thing they understand is be attack dogs with nothing to offer, no wonder they are in abject poverty.

  5. I wish he would address our problems instead of globetrotting like a parent who’s afraid of his family because he can’t feed them.

  6. And by the way its just a “conference or summit “…..which means any Zambian Government official can attend and represent Zambia….and at the end of the day what do we get from these nonsensical summits anyway….we are looking at not less than US$3 million dollars wasted just for this trip

  7. And by the way its just a “conference or summit “…..which means any Zambian Government official can attend and represent Zambia….and at the end of the day what do we get from these nonsensical summits anyway….we are looking at not less than US$3 million dollars wasted just for this trip and if you asked a local zambian ambassador to attend you’re looking at less than US$4000 in transportation and allowances

  8. I am mourning my brother kunda chani. I am warning anyone who provokes me that I am in a bad mood. Don’t try me. Rip brother. If I just hear piiiim

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  9. This is really tragic for Zambia. Always travelling, even when the economy is falling to pieces. To have a leader who is so completely sold out to pleasing the mzungus at the expense of his own country, is tragic. Does HH know about Africa’s troubled history with Europe? Does he know that Europe is only interested in the exploitation of Africa’s resources? He thinks they care about him, other than to put more puppet strings on him? Mzungus respect African leaders who ignore them, like Magufuli did, unlike puppet wannabes who always suck up to them. Vote this village boy out of State House come 2026, to save the country.

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    • Meet me in public whenever you sort your immigration papers there abroad and are able to visit zambia. I will beat you up and buy you drinks after.

  10. Why can we not channel the money waste on these pointless trips to buying the much needed cancer treatment equipment instead of sending patients to Tanzania? There are so many other pressing needs in Zambia that need his undivided urgent attention and this man is off on a jolly as usual wasting tax payers money. I knew that the siesta he was having in Zambia would soon end.

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