Rwandan president to visit Zambia next month

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/5/30 6:32:18

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will visit Zambia next month as part of efforts to enhance ties, the foreign affairs minister said on Monday.

Kagame will visit Zambia from June 18 to 19 following an invitation by President Edgar Lungu, Zambian Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba said.

During the visit, the two leaders will hold bilateral talks on how to deepen bilateral ties, he said.

The Zambian minister told reporters during a press briefing that Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economics on the African continent and has made strides in its socio-economic development hence the meeting will enable the two leaders to exchange experiences.

The Zambian government, he said, recognizes the importance of enhancing cooperation with other African countries in achieving sustainable development.

Other leaders expected to visit the country includes President Rajaonarimam Pianina of Madagascar and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The Madagascan leader will be in Zambia from June 7 to 8 while the Ghanaian leader will be in Zambia from June 26 to 29, he added.

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