Edgar Lungu

Zambia, Algeria reiterate commitment to enhance ties

Zambia and Algeria on Wednesday reiterated commitments to enhance cooperation in various fields.

Harry Kalaba, Zambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal made the commitments during talks held in Algiers, the Algerian capital.

The Zambian minister said his government was grateful to the Algerian government for its continued support, adding that the support signifies the strong ties that exist between the two countries, according to a statement released by his ministry.

The Zambian minister, who is on a state visit to Algeria said he had been sent by his government to discuss other possible areas of cooperation especially in the field of agriculture.

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Zambia, he added, was grateful to the Algerian government for supporting over 150 Zambians studying at various universities in that country on Algerian scholarships.

On his part, the Algerian premier said his government has invited Zambian President Edgar Lungu for a state visit later this year to signify the importance of the relationship between the two countries.

The visit will coincide with the hosting of the Zambia-Algeria Joint Permanent Commission which will result in the signing of various agreements of cooperation, he added. Enditem


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