British, Chinese envoys praise Sata’ parliament speech

British, Chinese envoys praise Sata’ parliament speech

The Chinese and British diplomats accredited to Zambia have described President Sata’s speech in Parliament yesterday as progressive and well-focused.

Reacting to president Sata’s address, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou Yuxiao said he was impressed with the Government’s commitment to infrastructure development.

Mr Zhou said his country would continue to support Zambia in many sectors, especially infrastructure development.

He said as a result of Zambia’s quest to develop, Chinese investment in the country was booming for the benefit of both investors and Zambians.

The envoy said his government would continue encouraging Chinese investment in Zambia as way of helping achieve its aspirations.

British ambassador James Thornton said the speech was rich because it highlighted a number of commitments which would help better the lives of ordinary Zambians.

Mr Thornton said the President’s pronouncements were ambitious and all that remained was for the Government to implement them.

He urged all technocrats to ensure that all programmes were fully implemented. Charge de Affairs at the United States Embassy David Young said the Mr Sata’s vision for the country was motivating.

Mr Young said the speech also outlined challenges in health, agriculture and education sectors which his government was willing to assist.

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