Zambia Signs 6 MoUs with India

Zambia has signed six Memoranda of Understanding with India, an event that was witnessed by President Edgar Lungu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi expressed the Indian government’s interest to invest in health, agriculture, food processing and mining.

President Lungu is on a three-day state visit to the Asian country.

Foreign Affairs Minister Josesph Malanji signed the Memoranda of Understanding of Co-operation on Defence and Securityu, Arts and Culture, Diplomacy and Health while Electoral Commission of Zambia chairperson Esau Chulu signed on Elections.

Mines minister Richard Musukwa signed an MoU on mining and geology, according to a statement issued by State House spokesperson Isaac Chipampe.

After the signing, President Lungu thnks the Indian government for enhanced cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Modi, for his part, said the MoUs will further increase cooperation in areas of interest by his government.

Earlier in Hyderabad House Conference Hall during bilateral talks, President Lungu said the establishment of the Zambia-India Parliamentary Friendship Group was further testimony of the excellent relations enjoyed between the two countries.

He called for the revival of meetings of the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation to ensure implementation of agreed areas of cooperation.

And on the standoff between Vedanta Resources and ZCCM-IH over Konkola Copper Mines, President Lungu said he met the Indian mining giant’s chairman Anil Argawal, but since the matter is in court, he would let the rule of law take its course.

This was after Prime Minister Modi hoped the matter would be resolved amicably.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has thanked India for hosting Zambian patients who require specialised treatment and for training extended to Zambians in health.

The President further thanked the Indian government for the generosity displayed in the financing and implementation of the Lusaka City Roads Decongestion Project.

Earlier in the morning, President Lungu paid a courtesy call on Indian President Ram Nath KovindĀ  at the Presidential Palace and Prime Minister Modi at a Military Parade of the Army, the Navy and Airforce.

The Head of State also visited the Rajghat memorial site and laid a wreath on the grave of Mahatma Ghandi, India’s epitome of freedom.

In the afternoon, President Lungu addressed the India-Zambia Investment Business Forum attended by some of India’s business personalities.

He assured the business persons from Zambia and India of Zambia’s excellent business environment.

Meanwhile, India has donated 1,000 tones of rice and 100 tones of milk to areas facing hunger in Zambia.


  1. Man Jay

    That’s a wonderful and very beneficial trip by the president that’s what we Zambians want. Not not jst making unnecessary trips. Hope the Indian govt will continue to support us especially in areas of health & Education. Thank u India for the food donations given to Zambia although it’s embarrassing but it’s badly needed in some of our areas hit by drought e.g Southern, western and central provinces.

  2. Musaka

    Even Chinese failed

  3. Zambian

    Chapwa Vendata yabwela, twala mwenako……natulolele bane. Kkkkkkkkkkkkk.

  4. boogeyman

    so twaliya muku kongola

  5. Mukanwa mukikopo

    Bubela bwatama mambo buya ne kubwela. Pano inge bwa bwela ke “shame bane! shemuna” Kkkkkkk, ololwa.

  6. chox

    The Electoral Commission’s Chairperson is a delegate too? I am surprised!! but typical of our current leadership. If you know, you know!!

  7. Indoshi palupe

    Defence! Are we planning to bomb Congo!

  8. Chief Mumbo

    We know that every human being makes mistakes but how can you change the thing if you are bring back the same people who don’t care about others.How do you accept things to change when on KCM you need to bring back Vedanta.Maybe you could have chosen another Indian not someone who you have seen his behavior and habits.Please our president don’t flow away children to the mouth of lion but please try to hold us in your harm’s because we are your children.
    Don’t steal mwibala

  9. The Seeker

    We were told that president Edgar Lungu would not meet with the chairman of vendata Mr Anil Argawal,kanshi it was all lies.

  10. kulibonesha

    He has accepted food donation but back home he’s telling donors and others that there is no hunger to warrant a declaration. This is confusing, why didn’t tell the indian government that all is well , we do not need your food donation. I saw in the delegation, the Coordinator for disaster management and I hope he won’t take this donation to areas where there shall be byelections.

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  12. Am a fooolllllll

    I have never seen or felt any benefit of the so called MOA.does it only benefit the people in be politics?

  13. Dude

    It makes me sad to read some of these comments and realising that actually these are voters. So sad!


    Have you seen, the Indian govt hav noticed hunger in Zambia but our current govt leaders hav no eyes to see that

  15. joe

    BA Dude I also wonder ,how many times can someone be fooled ,,,ncili ndepapa

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