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India Commends Zambia’s Resource Management

The Indian Government has praised Zambia for its prudent management of resources, expressing a commitment to further support the country’s development across various sectors. 

The commendation was made by Indian President Smt. Droupadi Murmu during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, where Zambia’s High Commissioner to India, Percy P. Chanda, presented his credentials.

President Murmu highlighted the longstanding historical ties between Zambia and India, dating back to pre-colonial times. She emphasized her country’s dedication to being an integral part of Zambia’s developmental journey, attributing this commitment to Zambia’s emphasis on resource management.

The Indian President expressed satisfaction with the transparent utilization of the Lines of Credit extended to Zambia and expressed a willingness to explore further collaboration in critical sectors, including health, mining, agriculture, infrastructure, and agro-processing.

“India has been part of Zambia’s development journey, and our warm bilateral relations have been of great value. We are happy with the prudent manner in which you are utilizing resources. As a result, we commit to continuing to support Zambia,” President Murmu stated. She recognized Zambia’s potential in key areas and stressed their importance in the nation’s pursuit of national development.

President Murmu urged the Zambia High Commissioner to explore additional areas of development cooperation between the two countries during his tenure. In response, Mr. Chanda expressed gratitude to the Indian Government for being a reliable ally, especially during challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

He commended India’s role as President of the G-20, highlighting its significant contributions to the Global South, including securing the admission of the African Union into the G-20, transforming it into the G-21 Intergovernmental forum. 

Mr. Chanda also looked forward to President Hakainde Hichilema’s State Visit to India later this year, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations, anticipating that it would strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.

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