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Lungu’s mission to the Emirates

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces at Emirate Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan. PICTURE: SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE

MWAPE MWENYA, Lusaka
ON his just-ended visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Edgar Lungu expressed Zambia’s wish to leverage its economic diplomacy with the Emirates to deepen economic, trade and investment relations.
Zambia and the UAE established diplomatic relations 37 years ago and this year, Zambia opened a consulate in Dubai.
Ibrahim Mumba, Zambia’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been given extra accreditation to the Emirates.
On the backdrop of his visit to the UAE, President Lungu said it was his desire for the two countries to strengthen economic and political ties.
Mr Lungu said he values the cordial relations that Zambia shares with the UAE since they established diplomatic ties in 1982.
“The President thanked the UAE government for facilitating the opening of the Zambian Consulate in Dubai. Zambia is keen to collaborate with the UAE in various areas including tourism, mining and infrastructure development,” Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe said.
With trade between the two countries being in favour of the UAE, President Lungu made it clear during his visit to one of the Middle East’s trade centres, that he wants Zambia to broaden its exports to that country beyond copper and CLICK TO READ MORE

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