Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita has said Chancellor Angela Merkel is ready to host Zambian President Edgar Lungu to enhance diplomatic relation.
On the side-lines of the biggest diplomatic event on the calendar of the most influential female leader on the planet held annually at her Country retreat known as the Schloss Meseberger, Chancellor Merkel said a meeting with President Lungu is something she is looking forward to.
‘I would like to meet your President as soon as possible please arrange the meeting with my people,’ she told the Ambassador.
During her walk around to have ‘face to face’ moments with Ambassadors gathered at her annual event, Ambassador Mukwita took the opportunity to state his case.
“Madam Chancellor there has not been a high-level meeting between your office as Chancellor and or either the Office of the President of the Federal republic of Germany since 2007 we believe such a meeting is crucial for escalating economic diplomacy given our warm history,” Mr Mukwita said.
Mr Mukwita has constantly sounded a clarion call for President Lungu to meet Chancellor Merkel in order to escalate economic diplomacy relations.
He said when national leaders meet at such high level there is a lot of economic opportunities that open up and enhanced.
Mr Mukwita said more than a dozen German companies including huge brands such as Mercedes Benz, BMW and Botch already have a presence in Zambia.
The Zambian envoy has commenced discussions with Chancellor Merkle’s Personal Assistant for Africa Mr Gunter Nooke.
This is contained in a statement issued Kellys Kaunda first Secretary Press and Public Relations Embassy of Zambia in Germany.