Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba says the development projects being spearheaded by the Millennium Challenge Account and USAID are improving lives of millions of Zambians.

According to a press statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in Washington DC Cosmas Chileshe, Kalaba said USAID to Zambia has greatly improved the wellbeing of citizens.

He further urged Diplomats to ensure that economic diplomacy takes center stage so that the value was realized for the money government was spending in missions abroad.

The Minister also urged Zambian diplomats to guard against the negative propaganda from social media about Zambia’s state of affairs.

Kalaba also said that Zambia had scored positive strides and would continue with its good standing as a beacon of peace on the African continent and the world over.

Meanwhile, Kalaba said Zambia was set to assume the Chairmanship of the SADC Troika on politics, Defence, and Security in 2018.

Kalaba further said Zambia would not only ensure regional stability but would also use its position as a member of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union-AU to foster peace on the continent.

He said Zambia’s foreign policy had greatly improved as evidenced by several State visits President Edgar Lungu had received from the time he assumed office.