ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT BEGINS STATE VISIT TO SWAZILAND TUESDAY

LUSAKA, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia leaves here Tuesday for a two-day State visit to Swaziland at the invitation of King Mswati III, says Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba.

Kalaba told the media here Monday that the invitation reflected the confidence that other leaders in the southern Africa sub-region have in President Lungu. He added that the visit would also offer an opportunity for Zambia to integrate with other nations in the sub-region and revitalize relations with Swaziland.

The Minister said it was important for the Head of State to ensure that relations continued growing between Zambia and Swaziland.

Meanwhile, Swaziland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mgwagwa Gamedze, said President Lungu’s visit to the kingdom will promote relations between Zambia and Swaziland.

In an interview with ZNBC, Gamedze said the kingdom would continue working with Zambia on issues affecting the two countries. He added that while in Swaziland, President Lungu would tour a sugar plantation and a dairy farm, noting that the visits had been arranged as President Lungu is passionate about agriculture.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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