— Zambia desires more bilateral relations with Mozambique

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Zambia desires more bilateral relations with Mozambique


Lusaka, August 20, 2014,  ZANIS—Government has underscored its desire to
continue fostering bilateral relations between Zambia and Mozambique
in order to propel developments in the two countries for the good of
people of both countries.

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba noted that relations between
Zambia and Mozambique have continued to grow from strength to
strength.

Mr Kalaba said it is government’s intentions to also escalate levels
of trade between the two countries for the growth and well-being of
the people.

ZANIS reports that the Foreign Affairs Minister was speaking in Lusaka today when former
Mozambican President Joachim Chissano paid a courtesy call on him at
his office.

He said the founding fathers of both Zambia and Mozambique left a
solid foundation of cooperation which the new and future generations
need to consolidate.

Mr Kalaba said President Michael Sata is committed to ensuring that
relations that the two countries have enjoyed for several decades
continue for the betterment of people of both countries.

He also hailed Mozambique’s record of democracy and good governance
saying the country is model to many African states where the upholding
of democracy and good governance is concerned.

Mr Kalaba further praised Dr. Chissano for been not only and
exceptional and distinguished statesman but also for the pivotal role
he played in restoring peace and order and returning the government to
normal in Madagascar.

And Dr. Chissano called on the young generation to closely follow what
has happened in the 50 years of Zambia’s independence in order to come
up with strategies to propel development and also correct mistakes
that were done in the past.

He said a review of Zambia’s 50 years of self rule is important for
people to draw lessons on the future of the country.

Dr. Chissano said the relations between Zambia and Mozambique has an
opportunity not only to continue growing but to be strengthened.

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