Lungu thanks Israel for helping Sata


PRESIDENT Lungu has thanked the Israeli government for the courtesies accorded to former President Michael Sata when he visited that country a few months before his death.
In a special message delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba here on Monday, President Lungu said Zambia and Israel have enjoyed warm bilateral ties for over 60 years hence the need to strengthen the ties.
President Lungu said the opening of the Zambian Embassy in Tel Aviv is a clear indication of the warm relations between Zambian and Israel.
And Mr Netanyahu has hailed President Lungu’s Government for opening a diplomatic mission in Israel.
Mr Netanyahu said Israel is one of the countries with advanced technology in various sectors, adding that his country is ready to assist Zambia.
He said Israel is ready to assist Zambia in dealing with the electricity power deficit challenge, which has affected the entire southern African region.
The Israeli Premier, who is also minister of Foreign Affairs, also discussed the possibility of providing university scholarships to Zambian students to study in Israel.

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