Uganda, Zambia urged to revive JPC

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Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has called on foreign Ministers from Zambia and Uganda to expedite the process of reviving the Joint Permanent Commission-JPC meetings.


Dr. Rugunda says the revival of JPC meetings between the two countries will help in deepening the relations between Zambia and Uganda.

ZNBC’s Ellen Hambuba reports from Kampala that Dr. Rugunda says the process will also ensure that the channels of trade between Uganda and Zambia are enhanced.


He praised Zambia for its continued engagement and strengthening its relationship with Uganda.

He says President Kaunda received many Ugandans in Zambia during the brutality of Ex-President Idi Amin.


Dr. Rugunda was speaking when Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba and his Ugandan Counterpart Henry Oremy Okello called on him at his office in Kampala.

And Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba hailed Uganda for the leadership it is playing in the African Continent.


Mr. Kalaba says Zambia can say with certainty that Africa is a better place because of the role that Uganda playing.

He stressed that Zambia wants to continue cultivating its relations with Uganda by ensuring that the JPC’ meetings are revived.


And earlier in the Day Mr. Kalaba held bilateral talks with his Uganda counterpart.

During the talks Zambia and Uganda agreed to revive the JPC meetings in order to strengthen ties.


And Dr. Okello says Zambia and Uganda needs to take advantage of regional initiatives such COMESA to explore ways of benefiting from trade between the two countries.

Mr. Kalaba is this afternoon scheduled to meet Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to deliver a special message from President Edgar Lungu.