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King Abdullah wants stronger Zambia/Jordan ties

ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Turkey Miriam Mulenga shakes hands with the King of Jordan His Majesty Abdullah II at the Royal Court in Amman, soon after presenting her credentials as Ambassador to Jordan on non-residential basis. PICTURE: COURTESY OF ZAMBIA’S MISSION IN TURKEY.

LINDA NYONDO, Lusaka
KING of Jordan Abdullah II has called for strengthening of relations with Zambia and recommended the establishment of a Zambian mission in the Arab kingdom.
According to a statement issued yesterday by Zambia’s Deputy Head of Mission in Ankara, Turkey Bwalya Nondo, King Abdullah said relations between Zambia and Jordan should be strengthened.
King Abdullah also offered to collaborate with Zambia in the field of health in addition to offering scholarships in higher education and in the area of research.
He said Jordan is interested in importing tropical fruits from Zambia and supply affordable fertiliser to support the agriculture sector in Zambia.
The King said this yesterday when he received credentials from Zambia’s ambassador to Turkey Miriam Mulenga as Ambassador to Jordan on non-residential basis at the Royal Court in the Jordanian capital Amman.
He said Zambia is a highly respected country and called for strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Earlier, Ms Mulenga paid courtesy call on the Secretary General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Mahammed Taisir Yassi.
Ambassador Yassi said the Kingdom of Jordan is ready to extend to Zambia technical assistance required in driving the agenda of development corporation between the two countries.

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