Lula da Silva to address Zambian parliament

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva receives a flower bouquet during the welcoming ceremony in Equatorial Guinea

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will address the Zambia National Assembly this week as part of his activities while in the country.
Lula, currently in Kenya on his continued tour of Africa will go to Tanzania before flying into Zambia.

A spokesperson for the Brazilian presidency says the main objective of President Lula da Silva’s trip to Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa is to negotiate with the African countries regarding the adoption of the digital television system developed with Japanese and Brazilian technology.

But before leaving Cape Verde, the Brazilian leader announced that

the African-Brazilian University, whose goal is to promote the development of Africa, will start operating before the end of this year in the northeastern Brazilian city of Ceara.

President Banda and President Lula Da Silva are expected to hold official talks at State House on Thursday morning before witnessing the signing of various Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) in different fields between the two countries. Among the agreements to be signed include, the production and utilization of biofuels, strengthening the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS; and technical cooperation in the field of sports and education.”,  reads a statement from Zambian State House.

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