First Lady Esther Lungu has arrived in Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The first lady has also been invited by Her Royal Highness Princess Latifa Bint Abulaziz Al-Saud, the wife of the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
ZANIS reports that Ms. Lungu arrived in Saud Arabia yesterday in the company of Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Peter Mwaba, Agriculture Permanent Secretary, David Shamulenge and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Patrick Nkhanza.
Ms. Lungu is in that country to discuss support for women and children’s programmes in Zambia with her counterpart.
While in Saud Arabia, Ms. Lungu is also expected to visit the King Faisal Specialized Hospital with a view of learning and soliciting support for the possible construction of a similar hospital in Zambia. The proposed Women’s Only Hospital would have a bed capacity of 800.
The programme would also include a visit to Princess Nora University one of the largest female Universities in the World to discuss support for scholarships for women and girls before visit Jeddah where she is expected to have meetings with the University Faculty at the King Abdulla University for Science and Technology.
The First lady will conclude her trip with a visit to the Riyadh Women’s Chamber of Commerce to look at partnerships in Food Processing, Agricultural Business as well as Livestock Rearing.