Saturday, June 15, 2024

President Hichilema Bids Farewell to Outgoing Chinese Ambassador

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President Hichilema and First Ladty Mutinta Hichilema bid farewel to outgoing Chinese Ambassador Du Xiaohui and his wife

President Hakainde Hichilema warmly hosted the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, His Excellency Mr.Mr. Du Xiaohui, as he came to bid farewell at the end of his tour of duty in the country.

In a gesture of goodwill, President Hichilema sent his warmest greetings to His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, and to the citizens of China, expressing gratitude for the deepening diplomatic and bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

President Hichilema particularly thanked the Chinese government for its crucial role in resolving Zambia’s debt restructuring programme, highlighting the significant impact of this support on the country’s economic stability. He also acknowledged the numerous projects initiated during Ambassador Du’s tenure, expressing optimism for continued trade and investment to benefit citizens of both countries.

During the farewell, President Hichilema emphasized the importance of revitalizing the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), urging swift resolution of outstanding issues and reaffirming Zambia’s readiness to address any impediments to the project.

Furthermore, President Hichilema expressed gratitude for the Chinese government’s assistance in combating COVID-19, the cholera outbreak, and the ongoing drought situation. He underscored Zambia’s commitment to strengthening its relationship with China, especially in trade and investment, as the country marks its 60th anniversary.

“Zambia at 60 years shall forever work towards enhancing our relationship with China, particularly in areas of trade and investment, to provide more opportunities for our citizens in both countries,” said President Hichilema.

The farewell event underscored the enduring friendship and cooperative spirit between Zambia and China, setting a positive tone for future engagements and collaborations.

12 COMMENTS

    • 1)Vedanta- I do not understand this one ether
      2)Loadshedding- there was a terrible drought in Southern Africa which curtailed the electricity generation in Zambia. Michael Satan and Lungu borrowed and stole US $33 billion, and Zambia has to repay this by exporting electricity
      3)The tribalists who voted for Michael Satan and Edgar Lungu are responsible for the high cost of living. This is because Lungu and Satan borrowed and stole US $33 billion. In order to service this debt Zambia has to raise the cost of everything.

  1. No foreign minister appointed up to now there are no qualified people in the party so others must eat with both hands

    • Loadshedding- there was a terrible drought in Southern Africa which curtailed the electricity generation in Zambia. Michael Satan and Lungu borrowed and stole US $33 billion, and Zambia has to repay this by exporting electricity. The tribalists who voted for Michael Satan and Edgar Lungu are responsible for this

    • HH is a Tonga boy from Bweengwa. He will not steal. I do not agree with some of his policies, but then when you look at the mess he inherited, with country yoked to a US $33 billion debt incurred and looted by Michael Satan and Edgar Lungu, you have to realise that he has to dance to the tune of the people who supplied this debt.

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