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Turkey to give Zambia more scholarships

CHARLES CHISALA, Lusaka
TURKEY says it will give Zambia more scholarships at undergraduate level and help in capacity-building for young and senior diplomats who would be trained at the country’s prestigious diplomatic academy in Ankara.
And the government of Turkey has commended outgoing Zambian Ambassador to Turkey Miriam Mulenga for her exceptional performance which contributed to enhancement of relations between the two countries during her tenure of office.
This is according to a statement issued at the weekend by deputy head of mission at the Embassy of Zambia in Turkey Bwalya Nondo.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu pledged to take the ties between Turkey and Zambia to higher levels through increased development cooperation in various areas for the benefit of the two nations.
Mr Çavuşoğlu was speaking in his office yesterday when Ms Mulenga called on him to bid farewell.
He noted that relations between Zambia and Turkey are growing and thanked Ms Mulenga for her commitment to strengthening the diplomatic ties between the two countries.
During the meeting, he announced that Turkey will give Zambia more scholarships at undergraduate level and help in capacity-building for young and senior diplomats who would be trained at the country’s prestigious diplomatic academy in Ankara.
Mr Çavuşoğlu also underscored the importance of a direct flight between the two countries as it is a catalyst for enhanced development cooperation.
He assured Zambia that Turkish airlines would soon introduce a direct flight to Lusaka.
And Ms Mulenga thanked the government of Turkey for supporting Zambia’s development agenda and is hopeful all outstanding draft memoranda of understanding (MoUs) aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two countries will be finalised soon.
Ambassador Mulenga also expressed gratitude for the support rendered to her by the Turkish government during her tour of duty.






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