Zambia’s efforts to continue cementing relations with communists and rogue states has continued with the latest being Foreign Affairs Minister, Effron Lungu, arriving in Havanna, Cuba for an official visit.
Sports Minister, Chishimba Kamwili was also recently loitering in Cuba where he went to book the sports venue for the Zambian national soccer team’s preparations for Brazil 2014 world cup even before they qualify.
Justice Minister and PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba was also recently strengthening ties with the Sudanese government led by International war crimes suspect Omar al-Bashir where he was elected for the first time in his life as a leader of some organisation not very well-known in Zambia and Africa.
President Michael Sata and a number of his ministers and senior PF officials have also been trooping to China for various bilateral relations.
Dr. Lungu arrived at Jose Marti International Airport at 17:40 hours yesterday and was welcomed by Hector Igarza, Director of African Division and Zambia’s Ambassador to Canada Bob Samakayi.
He is today expected to meet with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment before meeting with the Minister for Higher Education.
Dr Lungu is also today expected to meet with the National Assembly of the People’s Power before touring the Morro-Cabana Historical-Military Complex before witnessing the Cannon-firing ceremony.
On Tuesday, Dr Lungu will witness a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of Jose Marti, who is the National Hero of the Republic of Cuba.
Dr Lungu is, on the same day, expected to hold official talks with Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs before meeting Zambian students in Cuba.
The Minister is on the same day expected to meet with the Minister of Public Health.
On Wednesday, Dr Lungu is expected to visit Labiofam before meeting with the Head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.
The Minister will later meet Zambian students at the Latin American School of Medical Sciences.
On Thursday, Dr Lungu will tour the Colonial Havanna before departing for Lusaka.