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HH To Be be present in Qatar for UN summit on Least Developed Countries

The fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), set to take place from March 5 to 9, is likely to draw President Hakainde Hichilema to Doha, Qatar.

At the meeting, which will be held to, among other things, mobilize additional support measures and action in favor of LDCs, President Hichilema will participate with other Heads of State and Government of LDCs.

In order to overcome structural obstacles, erase poverty, meet globally agreed development targets, and enable graduation from the LDC category, the Conference will also approve a revitalized relationship between LDCs and their development partners.

According to a statement from Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Stanley Kakubo, the President will meet with the Amir of Qatar while in Doha in an effort to continue luring foreign capital to Zambia’s key economic sectors like agriculture, energy, transport, infrastructure, and industry.

“On the sidelines of the Conference, President Hichilema will be a key panelist at the Inaugural Earthna Summit whose theme is: Sustainability Pathways for Hot and Arid Environments. At the Summit, which will convene global, regional and local policymakers and business leaders, the President will make a case for Zambia on Agriculture and Food Security to attract investment in the sector and secure export market for Zambia’s agriculture produce into Qatar and the wider Middle East,” Mr Kakubo said.

According to him, the President is still steadfastly committed to opening doors and fostering an atmosphere that would encourage increased investment in the economy of the nation with the goal of enhancing Zambians’ quality of life.

According to the Minister, the Conference will also include side forums for the private sector, civil society, lawmakers, and young people in an effort to solicit additional pledges of support, advance novel ideas, and encourage the fulfillment of agreed-upon commitments, including the announcement of specific initiatives aimed at resolving issues affecting LDCs.

He asserted that it is crucial for the head of state to attend the LDC5 Conference so that the nation can take advantage of the partnerships and support that are already in place on a global scale, as well as the financial and investment opportunities that are available, in order to help the economy of the nation turn around.

“This will be through opportunities the President creates for collaboration and partnership for meaningful economic ventures for the benefit of the people of Zambia,” he said.

Mr Kakubo said President Hichilema is expected to return to Zambia immediately after his engagements.

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