The meeting on the side-lines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit gave insight on the state of the never-ending national dialogue.
Wina said that the Commonwealth stands with the government position that dialogue should be spearheaded by a local body.
The revelation may not sit well with the opposition UPND that has been running to the Commonwealth at every turn of grievance.
“We briefed her on the Zambian stance regarding the dialogue process on the role the Commonwealth should play or not play. She has accepted that the dialogue should be carried through Inter Party Dialogue and they will be asked if they will need to play a role,” Wina said.
The dialogue process was ignited by the Commonwealth Secretary General after having brokered the release of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema from prison over a treason charge.
Scotland spelt out a roadmap that had Professor Ibrahim Gambari as chief envoy but the process seems to have broken down following a dispute over who should lead it.
President Edgar Lungu has said that his team is agreeable to the dialogue process only if it is spearheaded by the local body while his political adversaries in the UPND are looking to a foreign force to oversee the dialogue process.