Zambia: Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris's Meeting with President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House on Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Washington, DC — Vice President Kamala Harris met with President Hichilema today to congratulate him and the people of Zambia on an election with historic voter turnout, especially among young voters, which helped assure a peaceful transition of power.

The two leaders affirmed shared values that unite the U.S. and Zambia, and the Vice President and President Hichilema agreed to deepen collaboration on a number of important issues including health and pandemic preparedness and response. They also discussed measures to advance good governance and the rule of law in order to build strong institutions.  The Vice President applauded President Hichilema’s focus on prioritizing necessary reforms and his efforts to stabilize and grow the Zambian economy.

The Vice President welcomed the establishment of new partnerships to deepen the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Zambia.

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