In a recent development, Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mrs. Rose Sakala, has issued a call to diplomats to embrace President Hakainde Hichilema’s emphasis on economic diplomacy. The Ambassador stressed the importance of increasing the benefits derived from the Embassy’s interactions with the international community, with a focus on advancing the country’s social and economic development.
In an official statement released by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary-Press/Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ambassador Sakala underlined the need for diplomats to actively implement the President’s vision, particularly in the realm of economic diplomacy. She emphasized that by doing so, the nation could prosper and uplift the socio-economic well-being of its citizens.
Ambassador Sakala highlighted the imperative for Zambian diplomats to fully embrace economic diplomacy and ensure that Zambia garners benefits from its international relations, particularly in the areas of business, trade, and investment with other countries. She further emphasized the significance of conducting in-house training within the Embassy to establish specific and targeted economic goals for the country’s benefit.
The Ambassador’s remarks underscore the urgency for Zambia to tap into the advantages offered by its representation in other countries, aligning diplomatic efforts with economic prosperity and growth.