Kalaba to attend the USA -African leaders summit

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba

Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba is scheduled to attend the first ever USA-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC.


The Minister will be attending the Summit with other Senior Government officials.


Speaking ahead of the Summit, Mr. Kalaba says the meeting he is set to attend is very important as it tackle important issues of trade and investment in Africa and the commitment of America to Africa’s security and democratic development.


Mr. Kalaba says the summit will also be an opportunity to interact with other countries and forge stronger ties for cooperation with the west.


He said as Zambia continues to pursue economic diplomacy, this summit will add to the efforts Government is making in promoting trade and investment.


ZANIS reports that this is contained in a statement signed by the ministry’s Public Relations officer Alick Banda, today.


The minister said that the USA remains an important partner in the contribution to the development of African countries.


Mr. Kalaba is confident that the outcome of the Summit will be important for all African countries.


The United States will be hosting a USA-Africa Leaders Summit scheduled from 4th to 6th August 2014 in Washington DC.


US President Obama will be on hand to welcome leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind.


The summit, the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government, will build on the President’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 and it will strengthen ties between the United States and one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions.


The Meeting will discuss among other key issues trade and investment in Africa and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.


It will also highlight the depth and breadth of the United States’ commitment to the African continent, advance shared priorities and enable discussion of concrete ideas to deepen the partnership.


The Summit also aims at fostering stronger ties between the United States and Africa.