President Hakainde Hichilema has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to working with the Catholic Church and all other religious faiths in Zambia to foster development. He has also praised Pope Francis for the Catholic Church’s unwavering support to Zambia. He was speaking when he met the Pontiff this morning at the Vatican.
After the new normal elbow-bump greeting, at COP26 the President of Zambia had a brief conversation with the Prime Minister of the UK and said he is confident that Zambia and UK will continue to support each other in key areas of good governance, economy, trade, and investment as well as education and health.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and InternationalCooperation, Hon. Stanley Kakubo says Zambia is committed to maintaining a record of peace and democracy on the continent following the democratic election of Zambia’s 7th President, His Excellency, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.
We are elated by the former UK Prime Minister’s visit and while in office, we will heighten the implementation of our foreign policy which is anchored on economic diplomacy. This bridge will provide trade and business opportunities for our people and other countries.
I want to thank you, the Zambian people, for giving me such a great opportunity to be your president. I will forever cherish and appreciate that authority you vested in me. Countrymen, women and the youth all I ever wanted was to serve my country to the best of my abilities, and together with you, we indeed scored in many areas.
Zambia has committed to supporting the national education sector by protecting and increasing the share of the national budget dedicated to education towards the global 20 per cent benchmark. Ministry of General Education Permanent Secretary, Jabbin Mulwanda made the commitment in a video, during a two-day Global Partnership for Education (GPE) summit held in South-West London.