President Edgar Lungu is scheduled to officiate at an International Trade Fair in Swaziland from September 2 to September 4, 2017.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba told journalists yesterday that the Head of State’s visit would coincide with the Reed Dance ceremony.

“I wish to inform the nation that His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the President of the Republic of Zambia is scheduled to officiate at the International Trade Fair of the Kingdom of Swaziland from 2nd to 4th September 2017 as guest of honour. You will recall that he undertook a state visit to Swaziland in July 2017 during which the two Heads of State held fruitful discussions that will allow for increased cooperation between the two countries,” Kalaba said.

Meanwhile, Kalaba announced that Zambia had been elected to chair the Organ Troika of the SADC Ministerial Committee on Politics, Trade and Security from 2018 to 2019.

“Zambia will therefore be an active participant in managing the critical areas of politics, defense and security in the SADC region for the next three years. It simply means that we will preside over elections that will be happening in the SADC region, conflicts that will be happening in the SADC region and any other turbulence that might arise within the framework of SADC…Zambia will ensure that anything that wants to threaten the peace of the region is dealt with amicably so,” said Kalaba.