By Mwila Nsofu
Germany President FRANK -WALTER STEINMEIER will tomorrow undertake a two-day State Visit to Zambia.
President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA and President STEINMEIER are expected to hold bilateral talks where discussions will centre on key issues of mutual interest between the two countries.
This includes cooperation in water and sanitation, agriculture, Small and Medium Enterprises development, energy, trade and investment, among other key areas.
President STEINMEIER is also scheduled to visit some projects supported by the German Government, including witnessing the signing of an agreement between the Department of Water and KfW Development Bank, in Livingstone.
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, STANLEY KAKUBO says the visit by President STEINMEIER is highly significant as it is aimed at reinforcing the longstanding excellent bilateral ties between Zambia and Germany, premised on shared values and mutual aspirations for prosperity.
Mr. KAKUBO says Germany is a pivotal global economic powerhouse and a prominent member of the European Union.
He says the visit is a momentous occasion for the ZAMBIAN Government to pursue a more robust partnership aimed at fostering sustainable development for the mutual benefit of both nations.
Mr. KAKUBO told ZNBC News that government remains confident that the high-level engagements with Germany will immensely contribute to the country’s Economic Transformation Agenda and yield tangible benefits for the people of Zambia.
President STEINMEIER is expected to depart Zambia on November 2nd, 2023.
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