President Rupiah Banda Monday held closed door talks with the World Bank Group President and his delegation where, according to Dickson Jere, they discussed a number of issues concerning Zambia’s economic development.
The President met Robert Zoellick and his Vice President for African Affairs Obiageli Ezekwesili at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa where they discussed issues concerning agriculture and irrigation, infrastructure development, business and land reforms, among other issues.
“President Banda thanked the World Bank for the support that they have continued to render to Zambia and promised to further strengthen the relations which the country has with the Bank. The World Bank pledged to continue working with Zambia on a number of projects,’said Jere in a statement.
Jere revealed that after the World Bank Meeting, President Banda held talks with President Barack Obama’s Advisor and Senior Director for African Affairs, Michelle Gavin where they discussed a number of bilateral issues concerning Zambia and the United States of America. The meeting also discussed governance reform programmes, which Zambia is currently implementing.