Ghanaian president to visit Zambia

President John Dramani Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama

President of Ghana   John Dlamani Mahama is expected in Zambia in April this year for a state visit at the invitation of President Edgar Lungu.


The visit is aimed at strengthening the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.


Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda disclosed the development in a statement issued to ZANIS today.


Mr Chanda explained that President Lungu invited the Ghanaian Head of State to visit Zambia following a bilateral consultative meeting at the on-going African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


The main focus of the state visit will be economic cooperation in the area of small-scale mining, agriculture and tourism.


President Lungu has since directed Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba to send a technical team to Ghana to prepare for the State visit.

Ghana has called for a meeting with the Zambian President Edgar Lungu aimed at improving the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.


And President Mahama congratulated President Lungu on his victory in the January 20 presidential poll and pledged to work closely with him at bilateral and multilateral levels.


The two heads of state acknowledged the excellent historical relations that exist between the two countries with Ghana pledging to assist Zambia develop her mining tax regime.


President Lungu also met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sissi and pledged to reinvigorate relations between the two countries to enhance economic and social cooperation for mutual benefit of the two peoples.


Mr Lungu encouraged the Egyptian leader not to relent in efforts to return the country back to stability.


Mr Sissi congratulated Mr Lungu on his election victory and offered to assist Zambia in defence and counter-terrorism training, energy, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, tourism and infrastructure development.