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President Lungu praises Switzerland’s mining investment in Zambia

President Edgar Lungu has described the dialogue and patriotism among member countries as key ingredients in promoting humankind.

And President Edgar Lungu has reiterated that his administration will work with all countries that are willing to work with Zambia to enhance cooperation in all social and economic activities.

The Head of State said this when a Switzerland business delegation led by Switzerland Ambassador to Zambia Moritz Burrichter paid a courtesy call on him at state house in Lusaka today.

During the meeting, President Lungu praised Switzerland’s mining investment in Zambia, saying that there is need to strengthen both unilateral and bilateral relations between two countries.

“Your visit to Zambia is timely because you will have an opportunity to witness what Zambia can offer as opposed to reading negative headlines in newspapers and online publications,” President Lungu told the business delegation.

And Mr Burrichter said his country is eager to promote trade and investment in Zambia, as well as help the country achieve its reform programmes that will facilitate economic development.

He stressed that Zambia and Switzerland share the same values and that Switzerland will work with Zambia in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Switzerland’s presence in Zambia dates back to the late 19th century, when Protestant missionaries from French-speaking Switzerland began working in eastern Zambia in 1885.

Switzerland recognized Zambia immediately after it gained independence in 1964 and established diplomatic relations with it two years later, by opening a consulate in Lusaka in 1969.

Source: Lusaka Times

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