South Africa and Zambia cement bilateral ties – CAJ News Africa

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) SOUTH Africa and Zambia are deepening their relationship.

This follows Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema’s courtesy visit to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday.

Hichilema was visiting South Africa as a guest speaker at a private function.

Hichilema’s courtesy visit to President Ramaphosa provided an opportunity for bilateral talks between South Africa and Zambia ahead of a first Binational Commission (BNC) scheduled for later this year.

Wednesday’s meeting also touched on regional issues, reaffirming South Africa and Zambia’s common international policy of a stable and peaceful continent.

This shared approach includes the use of multilateral bodies to advance the African and Global South agenda as well as the collective solidarity of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional bloc in the fight against terrorism. and insurgencies.

Ramaphosa hailed Zambia’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, reaffirming that developing countries must have equity in vaccine development and distribution.

The two leaders also noted progress in setting up facilities in Africa for the production of vaccines and other therapeutics that will reach people across the continent.

South Africa and Zambia enjoy cordial bilateral relations, underpinned by strong historical and political ties that date back to the era of liberation struggle and apartheid colonialism.

– CAJ News

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