President Edgar Lungu has arrived back home from China were he went for a state visit.
The Emirates plane carrying President Lungu and his entourage touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 17-15 hours local time Thursday April 2nd.
President Lungu said his visit created a lot of deals with China.
The Head of State said his state visit to the Asian country has revitalized the cordial bilateral relations that exist between Zambia and the people’s Republic of China.
He said his visit and meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jingping has been an audit of how relations between the two countries have been so far.
President Lungu disclosed that some Cabinet Ministers who accompanied him to Asia would be informing the nation on the many agreements signed between the two countries.
He further disclosed that his Presidential Spokesperson, Amos Chanda would be soon issuing out comprehensive statement to the nation through the media.
Mr Lungu was accompanied to China by First Lady Esther, Commerce Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda and Transport Minister Yamfwa Mukanga among Ministers and Presidential Special Assistants.
President Lungu was received by Vice President Inonge Wina, Defences Chiefs, some Cabinet and Deputy Ministers, Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Chama, senior Chinese and Zambian government officials and ruling some PF sympathies
Whilst in China, President Lungu facilitated the signing of a range of investment agreements and wooed investors that yielded signing of agreements worth $800 million with Chinese companies other than additional concession loans and grants.
Mr Lungu also facilitated the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei Technologies Company Limited for the construction of communication towers in rural areas and off-grid power plants
He finalized his tour of China yesterday with an affirmation that his government is ready to engage with any nation to strengthen trade and investment relations.
President Edgar Lungu expressed happiness that the trip has spurred renewed friendship between Zambia and China at various levels.
On health, President Lungu pleaded with his Chinese counterpart, Mr. Xi Jingping for Zambian nationals suffering from AIDS in China not to be deported because of their status because they are still a human resource that were contributing effectively to that country’s gross domestic product.