Mwila Nsofu


President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA is expected to undertake a State Visit to the State of Israel at the invitation of President ISAAC HERZOG.

The President will be accompanied by the First Lady, MUTINTA HICHILEMA.

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, STANLEY KAKUBO says the state visit will be from July 31st to August 2nd 2023.

Mr KAKUBO says the President HICHILEMA’s visit not only marks a significant milestone towards strengthening the bilateral cooperation between Zambia and Israel, it also serves to reinforce the enduring alliance grounded in shared values and mutual aspiratio
s for the prosperity of the two nations.

He says during the visit, President HICHILEMA is expected to engage in crucial talks with President Herzog and Prime Minister BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, as well as other high-ranking officials.

Mr KAKUBO says the discussions will delve into critical bilateral and regional issues, prioritising peace, security, and peace-building initiatives.

He says a key highlight of the visit will be the signing of the Zambia–Israel General Framework Agreement of Cooperation, jointly presided over by President HICHILEMA and President HERZOG.

Mr KAKUBO says this broad-based agreement is designed to pave the way for a multifaceted collaboration between the two countries.

He says beyond the official engagements, President HICHILEMA will also open the Zambia–Israel Business Forum under the theme “Agro-Business Opportunities to Guarantee Food Security”.

Mr KAKUBO says President HICHILEMA’s visit offers a platform to further reinforce strong and growing ties between Zambia and Israel, while exploring fresh avenues for further partnership in areas such as trade, technology, renewable energy, desert agricultu
e techniques, healthcare, and education.

He says the visit aligns seamlessly with the President’s sweeping Economic Transformation Agenda by providing a vital opportunity to foster valuable partnerships with the dynamic business landscape of Israel, unlocking lucrative investment possibilities.

Mr KAKUBO says notably, Israel’s unparalleled expertise in innovation and technology opens the doors to a world of mutually beneficial possibilities.

President HICHILEMA is expected to return to Zambia immediately after his engagements.

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