Zambian leader hails cooperation ties with Ireland

LUSAKA, May 16 (Xinhua) — Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday said the southern African nation appreciated the warm and cordial bilateral relations that have existed with Ireland over the years.

The Zambian leader said when Kevin Kelly, a special envoy to Ireland’s Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, called on him at State House that his government appreciated the bilateral ties that have existed especially in the health and education sectors.

He said the two countries have cooperated well towards enhancing the education and health sectors, adding that schools and colleges have been major beneficiaries.

Zambia, he said, was looking for increased cooperation with Ireland in various sectors of the economy.

On his part, the Irish envoy commended Zambia for having a strong record in peace building and for being a beacon of peace and freedom in Africa. Enditem

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