In a significant diplomatic ceremony held at the Schloss Bellevue Palace, Zambia’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Her Excellency Winnie Chibesakunda, formally presented her Letters of Credence to the Federal President of Germany, His Excellency Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
In a statement issued by Lubinda Kashewe, First Secretary-Press, Berlin, Germany, President Steinmeier conveyed his warm regards to President Hakainde Hichilema of the Republic of Zambia and expressed his appreciation for the appointment of Mrs. Chibesakunda as Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany during this auspicious event.
President Steinmeier commended Zambia’s ongoing economic reforms and assured his commitment to supporting programs aimed at alleviating poverty within Zambia.
He emphasized Germany’s readiness to strengthen its economic cooperation with Zambia, underscoring the positive initiatives of President Hichilema’s government.
In response, Ambassador Chibesakunda conveyed fraternal greetings from President Hichilema and the people of Zambia.
She expressed her sincere gratitude for the opportunity to present her Letters of Credence, highlighting the warm and enduring bilateral relations shared between Germany and Zambia.
Ambassador Chibesakunda noted that the history of cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Zambia dates back to 1964, when Zambia gained independence. She emphasized the ongoing efforts to strengthen these bilateral relations.
The Ambassador pointed out that Zambia and Germany have a cordial history of economic cooperation and expressed her eagerness to expand and diversify this cooperation for the mutual benefit of both countries.
Ambassador Chibesakunda reaffirmed Zambia’s commitment to global initiatives aimed at achieving peace and security, emphasizing the interconnectedness of global stability and the importance of cooperation.
The ceremony marked a significant milestone in the diplomatic ties between Zambia and Germany, fostering a stronger partnership between the two nations.