Lungu cancels Egypt trip

President Edgar Lungu with Foriegn Affairs minister Harry Kalaba

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has postponed his trip to Egypt amidst widespread criticism of his frequent travels abroad.

The Head of State was expected to fly to Cairo for a three-day state visit tomorrow, December 13, 2016, but Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba said the trip had been postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

This was according to a statement released by Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Dorcas Chileshe.

“Hon Kalaba further wishes to announce that the King of Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed VI who was scheduled to visit Zambia on 17th December on a two-day State visit will not travel to Zambia but sometime next year. Ministry of Foreign Affairs will work round the clock to ensure that President Lungu meets the two Heads of State in the coming year,” stated Chileshe.

The Head of State has made seven international trips since his re-election in August.

In November alone, President Lungu went to Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania.

He later went for a three day state visit to South Africa.


Mirriam Chabala

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Mirriam Chabala is a Zambian journalist who covers current affairs and writes in-depth feature articles on social issues.
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