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President Hichilema Engages in Diplomatic and Economic Discourse at AU Summit

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has made waves at the African Union Summit, where he engaged in pivotal discussions both on the diplomatic and economic fronts.

In a notable encounter, President Hichilema met with Lesotho’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Sam Matekane, and his delegation. 

Among the topics of discussion was the presentation of Mr. Joshua Setipa as the potential next Commonwealth Secretary-General, a move that seeks to succeed Her Excellency Baroness Patricia Scotland. 

President Hichilema pledged to undertake consultative processes within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to ensure a unified stance on Mr. Setipa’s candidacy.

On the sidelines of the summit, President Hichilema convened with the ‘Africa50’ delegation, a prominent pan-African investment platform aimed at addressing the continent’s infrastructure funding needs. 

Led by CEO Alain Ebobiss√©, discussions centered on leveraging Africa50’s resources to bolster sectors such as Food and Energy Security, which have been adversely affected by drought in Zambia and the region. 

President Hichilema stressed the alignment of infrastructure development with Zambia’s economic agenda and urged Africa50 to prioritize projects that cater to local priorities and timelines.

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