Friday, June 14, 2024

China hands over equipment to help build capacity of Foreign Affairs Ministry


China has handed over equipment to support the capacity building of Zambia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The equipment, which included 20 laptops and 20 printers, was handed over by Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Du Xiaohui at a ceremony attended by Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Etambuyu Gundersen and other officials from the Ministry and the Chinese Embassy.

“This is only the first step. We are mobilizing more resources to support your esteemed ministry,” the Chinese ambassador said.

He said China is also offering more training programs to the Zambian Foreign Ministry officials, especially for young diplomats, adding that he hoped that the equipment and training programs will eventually turn into mutual trust, high efficiency, and real results for communication and cooperation between the two countries.

He further noted that China will continue to be a development opportunity for developing countries, including Zambia, adding that China is ready to work with all sectors in Zambia to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state during a meeting last year.

For her part, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Etambuyu Gundersen thanked China for the donation, saying this will facilitate the capacity building of young diplomats in forging economic and diplomatic ties with other countries, including China.

The donation, she said, not only represents the friendly relations between the two countries, but also the spirit of friendliness that China has shown over the past 60 years.

She said the friendly relationship has been demonstrated in such fields as infrastructure, education, and cultural exchanges.


  1. The whole Ministry can’t buy 20 Laptops? All the 20 Laptops can be connected to one Printer you don’t need 20 Printers.

  2. Thanks China for the assistance. The equipment should be screened because the Red Dragon has a reputation for installing bugs in equipment. Case in mind was at the AU facility. The govt should use opportunity to train young Zambians

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