CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
PRESIDENT Lungu is today expected in Swaziland on a two-day State visit at the invitation of King Mswati III.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba said the visit is significant to Zambia because it shows the confidence southern Africa has in President Lungu and Zambia.
Mr Kalaba told journalists yesterday that the State visit to Swaziland will accord Zambia an opportunity to integrate herself in the region.
He said President Lungu will be accompanied by Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Lloyd Kaziya, Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda and Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Lawrence Sichalwe.
“The State visit also comes under the backdrop of the fact that King Mswati is the current chair of Southern Africa Development Community [SADC]. Zambia is taking up a prominent role within the family of SADC and so it is good that the President is going there to revitalise our relations,” Mr Kalaba said.