President of African country Zambia Edgar Chagwa Lungu arrived in India today (Tuesday) on his three-day visit. During this time he met President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the first time in the second term of the Modi government that the head of an African country is meeting PM Modi. The bilateral talks took place between PM Modi and Edgar Chagwa Lungu at Hyderabad House. After this conversation, PM Modi said, ‘Zambia is our good and reliable friend. We will further strengthen relations in the mining sector with Zambia. PM Modi said will further increase trade with Zambia, will share development experiences.
Earlier, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muralitharan met the President of Zambia. Earlier, the President of Zambia reached Rajghat at the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi and paid tribute to Bapu. Earlier, Zambia President Edgar Chagwa Lungu was given the Guard of Honor at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President of India Ramnath Kovind visited Zambia in the month of April, during which he had invited Zambia’s national Lungu to come to India. A high-level delegation has also accompanied Lungu to India. Zambia Foreign Minister Joseph Malanji, Commerce and Trade Minister Christopher Yaluma, Mines and Minerals Minister Richard Musukwa, Presidential Affairs Minister Frechham Sikajwe and other senior officials are also included.