By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
President Hakainde Hichilema has arrived in Malawi for a day’s working visit to engage his counterpart Lazarous Chakwera.
And State House Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya says the President Hichilema’s trip is aimed at building and consolidating existing Bilateral Relations with Malawi.
Mr Bwalya said the relations is key as they open up and build on existing channels of trade and investments.
He said the trip is crucial to creating jobs and better income For Zambia and its people.
Mr Bwalya said Zambia’s eight neighboring countries with a combined population of about 3-hundred million is a very important market that needs to be exploited.
“Malawi Remains a partner to Zambia’s Development, President Hichilema will continue to emphasis on travelling with a lean delegation for international engagements as part of cost saving measures, all Presidential trips will only having a third of what used to constitute the previous administration’s travel delegation,” he said.
President Hichilema’s delegation includes Foreign and International Relations Minister Stanley Kakubo, Agriculture Minister Reuben Mutolo, Eastern Province Minister Peter Phiri and Presidential Economic Advisor Pamela Nakamba.