ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT URGES AFRICAN NATIONS TO SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE ON ISSUES AFFECTING AFRICA

MBABANE, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia has urged member States in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other African countries to speak with one voice on issues affecting the continent and not to continue escorting other nations to fora like the United Nations without achieving anything.

It is for this reason that Africa should work together and demand quick implementation of agreed reforms of the United Nations Security Council, he said here Wednesday at State banquet held in his honour by Swaziland’s King Mswati III. President Lungu arrived here Tuesday for a two-day visit to the kingdom.

President Lungu said Zambia would push the agenda for Africa to be given a permanent seat on the UN Security Council but warned that this could only be achieved if all African countries speak with one voice.

He also said the Zambian government would continue to strengthen relations with Swaziland.

King Mswati said Africa’s development would only be accelerated if the continent invested in the energy sector as energy is key to economic development and hence the need for African governments to make its accessible to all.

The King also praise President Lungu for his efforts to invest in infrastructure development across the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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