Zambia: Presidents Kabila, Lungu to confer

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu is scheduled to meet his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart, Joseph Kabila, to discuss issues of mutual concern for the two countries.

The state-run Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) reported Wednesday that the two leaders will also discuss issues of peace and security in the Great Lakes region.

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vincent Mwale, told the ZNBC that President Lungu will meet Kabila soon, adding that the two leaders agreed to meet after they met in Angola Tuesday during the inauguration of Angola’s new president.

Recently, the number of Congolese asylum-seekers that have fled to Zambia from neighbouring DRC has increased.

According to Government authorities in Lusaka, over 1,832 Congolese asylum-seekers crossed the Zambian border between Wednesday 30 August and 6 September 2017.

From January to 29 August this year, a total of 2,646 DRC asylum seekers are said to have crossed the border, bringing the total number of Congolese new arrivals between 1 January and 6 September 2017 to 4,478.
-0- PANA MM/VAO 27Sept2017

27 september 2017 15:16:22

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