By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
The Russian Government has commended President Hakainde Hichilema for taking a balanced position with regards to the conflict between that country and Ukraine.
Russia’s Ambassador to Zambia Azim Yarakhmedov has also thanked President Hichilema for advocating for peace between the two countries.
Speaking when he called on information and media minister Chushi Kasanda, Mr Yarakhmedov said his Government wants to improve on the existing cordial relations between his country and Zambia.
He also called for possible cooperation with the Zambian Government in the media sphere so that Russia could provide information about that country to the local Media.
And Ms Kasanda said Government values the long standing relations with Russia and that it remains committed to the full implementation of agreements signed with the Russian Government in areas of energy, health, education, science and technology.
“Government looks forward to working with Russia in advancing its economic agenda and also wishes to explore new areas of cooperation that will serve as key drivers of economic growth, the media organizations in Zambia would like to give balanced information from both Russia and Ukraine with regards to the conflict between the two countries,” she said.
Ms Kasanda also said Zambia is a country that believes in peace and continues to encourage diplomatic resolution of the conflict.