HH Tells International Community He Will Improve Relations If Elected
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has told the diplomatic community that when he is elected President of Zambia he will be far more cooperative than the current PF government and endeavour to foster ‘warm’ relations with the international community.
Whilst at the US Embassy he joined fellow leading in celebrating US Independence. He assured other guests that for him human rights, freedoms and liberties are the key issues that the UPND stand for.
“Happy independence to the United States and thank you for your continued support to our country across all sectors. May God bless both our country and the United States of America,” Mr Hichilema said.
Minister of Finance Margret Mwanakatwe has re-affirmed government’s commitment to nurturing and growing bilateral ties with the United States government.
Speaking when she officiated at the 242nd American Independence Day commemoration in Lusaka, Mrs. Mwanakatwe said that Zambia attached great importance to the promotion of relations with the United States.
And United States Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote used the occasion to call on the Zambian government to put in the right measures and policies to protect the Zambian citizens.
Ambassador Foote noted that ultimately, it is effective governance and economic growth that will determine Zambia’s development trajectory and the long term impact of mutual investments in health, education and economic growth.
The event was attended by foreign diplomats accredited to Zambia, government officials, opposition political leaders and members of civil society among others.