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21st of July 2018

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Zambia : Kapijimpanga holds private talks with Singapore President Yacob

Zambian High Commissioner to India Judith KapijimpangaZambian High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga

Zambia’s Ambassador Extra -Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to Singapore Judith Kapijimpanga has held private talks with President of Singapore Halimah Yacob.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga has congratulated President Yacob, elected in 2017, for being the first female as President of Singapore.

She says Singapore is a shining example through its political and economic stability in the South East Asian region and the global arena which saw the Country host historic diplomatic talks between US President Donald Trump and President of North Korea Kim Jong – Un.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga was speaking after attending the President’s Annual Diplomatic Reception held at Istana (State House) in Singapore.

The High Commissioner has since invited the President of Singapore to visit her , Zambian counterpart, President Edgar Lungu , to strengthen bilateral ties especially that Zambia was the second Country in the world to recognize Singapore as a sovereign state when it got its independence in 1965.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga has called on the President of Singapore to help facilitate the resuscitation of the Zambia- Singapore Joint Permanent Commission- JPC to enhance bilateral trade in various fields.

She has further urged Singapore to assist Zambia with technology in the area of water and sanitation especially harvesting rain water as well as scholarships and exchange programmes.

The High Commissioner has applauded the cordial relations with Singapore which are both former British colonies, members of the Commonwealth and the Non -Aligned Movement.

And President of Singapore HALIMAH YACOB says she would seriously consider undertaking a visit to Zambia.

President Yacob says Singapore holds Zambia in high esteem especially that it was the second Country in the world to recognize Singapore as a sovereign state when it got its independence in 1965.

This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naveley.


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