Zambia, US talk peace, security

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba (right) chats with Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila at UN Headquarters on Monday. - Picture by CHIBAULA SILWAMBA.

From BRIAN MALAMA in New York, USA
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba and United States (US) Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield have held a bilateral meeting to discuss peace and security, governance and peacekeeping as well as efforts to combat Ebola in Africa.
This is according to a statement by first secretary for press and public relations at Zambia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Chibaula Silwamba.
“The duo exchanged views on issues of interest to both countries and the international community,” Mr Silwamba said
Mr Kalaba and Ms Thomas-Greenfield met at UN headquarters in New York on Friday on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly general debate.
Ms Thomas-Greenfield commended Zambia for its role in fostering peace and security in Africa.
Mr Kalaba assured the US government of Zambia’s continued commitment to promoting and encouraging peace and security in the Southern African Development Community, and the entire Africa.
He said peace and security will enhance social and economic development of the people in the 54-nation continent.
Mr Kalaba and Ms Thomas-Greenfield renewed their governments’ resolve to strengthen bilateral ties.

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