Italian President Sergio Mattarella is expected to undertake an official visit to Zambia tomorrow.
President Mattarella will be in Zambia till, Friday July 8th, 2022.
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanely Kakubo has confirmed in a statement.
Mr Kakubo said President Hakainde Hichilema and President Mattarella are expected to hold bilateral talks where discussions will focus on pertinent matters of mutual interest at bilateral, regional and international levels.
He said during this historic visit, President Mattarella is scheduled to address the National Assembly of Zambia on 7th July, 2022.
Mr Kakubo said Zambia and Italy share excellent bilateral relations and cooperation premised on shared values and mutual respect.
He said that the two countries also collaborate at international level through common membership to the United Nations, among other institutions.
Mr Kakubo said government remains resolute in its pursuit of robust economic diplomacy in order to safeguard the country’s interests on the international arena.
He said the high level engagements with strategic partners underscore the commitment of the Government to achieve its goal of economic transformation underpinned by peace and security.
Mr Kakubo said in this regard, this landmark visit by President Mattarella will further consolidate ties between Zambia and Italy for the mutual benefit of the people in the two countries. ZNBC