German Head of State visit to Zambia

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier payed a state visit to the Republic of Zambia from 1 to 3 November.

November 01st, 2023
Editorial, News from Berlin
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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier payed a state visit to the Republic of Zambia from 1 to 3 November. In the capital Lusaka, he met President Hakainde Hichilema for political talks and spoke to representatives of Zambian civil society.

On the second day of his visit, the Federal President first visited the Fountain Gate Crafts & Trades School, a vocational college in which the Chamber of Skilled Crafts of Frankfurt-Rhine-Main is involved. The Federal President then traveled on to Livingstone where he had a tour of the water extraction plant on the Zambezi River, a German development cooperation project, as well as a visit to the Victoria Falls and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. There, the Federal President talked to experts about nature and wildlife protection. The state visit to Zambia was the first time a German Federal President visited the country.

Prior to his trip to Zambia, the Federal President had visited the United Republic of Tanzania.

Overview of the programme:

Wednesday, 1 November

Departure from Songea/Tanzania

Arrival in Lusaka/Zambia

Welcome with military honours by Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia

State House

Talks with the President

Joint press conference

Signing of the visitors’ book

Talks with representatives of civil society

State banquet hosted by the President

Thursday, 2 November

Talks with parliamentarians

Visit to Fountain Gate Crafts &Trades School

Flight to Livingstone

Tour of the water extraction plant of the regional water company on the Zambezi River

Signing of a financing agreement between KfW and the Zambian water authority in the presence of the Federal President

David Livingstone Lodge

Talks with representatives of the government and NGOs on wildlife protection, biodiversity and sustainable tourism

Visit to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Tour of the Victoria Falls

Flight to Berlin

Friday, 3 November

Arrival in Berlin

Additional Information

Further Information

Speech: State ban­quet host­ed by Hakainde Hichile­ma, Pres­i­dent of the Re­pub­lic of Zam­bia


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