Saturday, July 20, 2024

President Hichilema dates Italy for a state visit


President Hakainde Hichilema is  tomorrow expected in Rome, Italy for a state visit from the  21st to 22nd November, 2023, at the  invitation of the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella.

President Hichilema’s visit to Italy is aimed at reinforcing strategic bilateral and economic relations between Zambia and Italy, premised on shared values and mutual respect.

This is according to a statement released by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Stanley Kakubo.

Mr. Hichilema is scheduled to hold talks in Rome with President Mattarella, and Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni, on pertinent issues at bilateral and multilateral levels.

Mr. Hichilema will also meet the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss ways of strengthening collaboration and support in food security, rural development and poverty reduction.

The President is also scheduled to grace the Zambia-Italy Business Forum which will provide a platform to showcase Zambia’s investment potential and opportunities for joint venture collaborations.

He added that other engagements 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,” he said.

The President is expected to return to Zambia immediately after his engagements in Italy.


  1. Its not state visit please…HH is just wasting tax payers money Globetrotting….He is in Europe to attend a G20 conference and his handlers are trying hard to make it look like its a state visit…Just like he came to the USA and lied that he has been invited by the President of the USA but it turned out he was in the USA for UNGA

  2. Your Excellency, President HaKalambas Hichristopher there is also another island you are yet to visit in the Pacific Ocean. It is called Telka a Maoui. And another one called Honshu. There’s also Vitilevhu and Sakhalin. There are plenty other islands waiting to be discovered by your excellency. Also most of your opposition would want you to visit the Bermuda Triangle.


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