HH expected in Eswatini tomorrow

 HH expected in Eswatini tomorrow

By Maimbo Mweemba
President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to undertake an official visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini at the invitation of King Mswati III.

The visit is from Friday June 3rd to Sunday, June 5th this year

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanley Kakubo who confirmed the development says the head of state and King Mswati III are scheduled to hold bilateral talks.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wishes to inform the Nation that Mr Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia will undertake an Official Visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini, at the invitation of His Majesty King Mswati III, from 3rd to 5th June, 2022. President Hichilema and King Mswati III are scheduled to hold bilateral talks where discussions will focus on matters of mutual interest at bilateral, regional and international levels,” he said.

Mr Kakubo said during the visit, the two leaders are expected to preside over the signing of the joint Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the area of Tourism as well as the Establishment of a Political Consultation Mechanism between Zambia and Eswatini.

“The MoUs will further strengthen cooperation and contribute to the development of various sectors of the economies in the two countries.

Zambia and Eswatini share cordial bilateral relations anchored on historical ties and mutual respect. The two countries have continued to strengthen bilateral relations through the exchange of high-level visits as well as the establishment of the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation,” he said.

He says President Hichilema has emphasized the importance of promoting intra African trade and collaboration for beneficial economic and social development among countries on the continent.

“Zambia remains committed to fulfilling the agenda of common development aspirations by maintaining open and cordial relations through pragmatic cooperation with Eswatini, for mutual benefit. The Kingdom of Eswatini presents itself as a viable partner in various fields of economic and social interests such as Tourism, Culture, Trade and Agriculture,” he said.