Partners for prosperity
Heads of mission from across Africa and the Commonwealth joined High Commissioner Muyeba Chikonde to celebrate Zambia’s 53rd anniversary of independence. Addressing the audience,
the High Commissioner outlined Zambia’s ambitious development targets and said Britain was a key partner.
The recent high-profile visits were testimony of warm ties and included Africa Minister Rory Stewart, the Lord Mayor of London Dr Andrew Parmley and, of course, the royal couple of the moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who visited Victoria Falls (along with 60,000 other British visitors!).
In return, the High Commissioner was looking forward to the visit of President Edgar Lungu to London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting next April.
Outgoing FCO Director of Protocol Julian Evans added CHOGM would be an opportunity “to reinforce common values and address common global challenges”.
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