Joao Lourenco
Joao Lourenco

Angolan President Joao Lourenco arrived in Zambia on Wednesday for a two-day state visit aimed at cementing ties between the two countries.

The plane carrying the Angolan leader touched down at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, the country’s capital at 10:40 a.m. local time and he was received by his host President Edgar Lungu.

During the visit, the two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks and witness the signing of bilateral agreements in various areas.

They will also officiate at the Zambia-Angola Business Forum, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Joseph Malanji, Zambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said the visit presents an opportunity to further enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries.

He said the two countries have enjoyed warm bilateral relations which date back to a time when Angola had a civil war which resulted in Zambia hosting thousands of refugees from that country.

“The visit of the Angolan leader therefore presents an opportunity to further enhance the bilateral relations by reinvigorating cooperation and also for the two leaders to discuss other areas of mutual interest such as peace and security in the region,” he said. Enditem

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