Lungu focuses on poverty reduction

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says Zambia remains committed to broadening its cooperation with all its international developmental partners by engaging maore with members of the diplomatic corps to improve its bilateral and multilateral relations. And President Lungu has reiterated that Government’s vision for 2017 is to significantly reduce poverty by focusing on reducing the cost of living for the poor majority through increased agricultural productivity and enhanced job creation In his address to European, Asian, and American members of the diplomatic corps in Zambia at State House yesterday, President Lungu said with the renewed mandate that the that Zambians had granted him, his government will work extra hard to provide diverse opportunities for the enhancement and strengthening of relations with other countries for the benefit of the Zambians. “With this renewed mandate from the Zambian people, my government will, during the next five years work extra hard to provide diverse opportunities for the enhancement and strengthening of relations with your respective countries for the mutual benefit of our people. My government will remain fully engaged with the international community on key issues affecting the world such as peace and security, climate change and sustainable development as well as the United Nations reforms. “With particular regard to peace ans security, Zambia seeks to strengthen her presence at the continental level following her membership of the AU peace and security council for the period 2016 to 2019. We will continue to be actively engaged in peace-keeping, peace-building and conflict resolution initiatives on the continent, particularly the SADC, COMESA, and the Great Lakes region,” President Lungu said.

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