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German Representative Nooke for Zambian 50th Independence Anniversary
October 21st, 2014
News from Berlin - Reported from Lusaka, it is confirmed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated her personal envoy Guenter Nooke to represent Germany at Zambia’s forthcoming 50th Independence anniversary celebrations and ceremony in Lusaka this Friday (October, the 24th). According to a statement by German Embassy Head of Development Frank Hofmann, Mr Nooke will be in the country of Zambia from today until after the celebrations on October 24th.
Nooke who is a German CDU politician and former civil rights activist, is expected to arrive in the Zambian country today, and during his diplomatic stay, in addition to his attendance duties at events he will hold bilateral discussions on German-Zambia relations with officials from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Livestock and Mines, Energy and Water Development.
In a statement released yesterday in Lusaka by Frank Hofmann (the head of the German Embassy development cooperation), Nooke will hold bilateral discussions on German – Zambian relations and development cooperation. Nooke will also visit projects which are being implemented by the German Development Cooperation. “There will be a site visit to the largest German agricultural investment in Zambia, Amtheon Agri in Mumbwa as well as a field trip to Luanshya Copper Mines,” Dr Hofmann said.
“Mr Nooke will be in the country and is envisaged to meet high ranking government representatives from the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Livestock and Mines, Energy and Water Development,” the statement read.
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