On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema. The two heads of state announced the upgrading of China-Zambia relations to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Xi Jinping said that the traditional friendship between China and Zambia was established by the older generations of leaders of the two countries, and has stood the test of international change.
China is ready to continue taking bilateral relations with Zambia to new heights. Xi Jinping said that at present, the collective rise of developing countries is taking place and international influence is continuously increasing. This has become an inevitable turning point. We must firmly safeguard international justice and fairness by strengthening solidarity and coordination and implementing true multilateralism. Must amplify the voices of developing countries and protect the common interests of both countries and the wider developing world.
China is playing a leadership role in South-South cooperation and international cooperation with Africa. China supports African countries to become an important pole in the world. Hichilema said that Zambia values the friendship between the two countries. China’s development has promoted the development of the countries of the Global South and has also improved the representation and voice of the countries of the Global South in international affairs and the international system in a more just direction. Increasing .
Zambia wants to learn from China’s development experience and is ready to deepen Belt and Road cooperation with China and enhance cooperation in various fields including minerals, agriculture, trade, science and technology. After the talks, both sides signed cooperation documents in many areas like Belt and Road, green development, digital economy, capital cooperation.