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Zambia will stand against action threatening global security, says Minister Haimbe


Acting Foriegn Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Mulambo Haimbe, says the growing global instability highlights the severe repercussions of undermining the foundation of international order.

Haimbe emphasized that the foundation of international order relied on adherence to established norms and principles.

The Minister said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Sunday to mark the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

He said not only had Zambia seen individuals from various regions drawn into conflict abroad, but the country was also experiencing disruption of supply chains, leading to a surge in inflation and the prices of essential foodstuffs.

“Despite Zambia’s longstanding tradition of peace, it is not immune to the far-reaching impacts of conflict, both globally and in our region,” Haimbe stated.

He reiterated that Zambia would consistently advocate for diplomatic solutions to conflict, regardless of where it occurs and strive to protect and safeguard respect for the United Nations Charter and Human Rights.

Haimbe said conflict and violence not only inflict harm and suffering but also sow seeds of division, undermining the collective efforts to address complex global challenges.

“These global challenges such as climate change, humanitarian crises and rising debt, all require multinational cooperation and solidarity to effectively tackle the situation,” he noted.

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Haimbe stated that while conflict continued to rage in Africa and in the Middle East and between Russia and Ukraine, projections suggested that the number of internally displaced people due to conflict and violence would soar to nearly 63 million during 2024.

He said in this landscape, African nations and their international partners share a collective responsibility to foster collaboration and ensure peace and stability prevail.

“This will be paving way for poverty alleviation, reduced inequality, and sustainable development,” the Minister stated.

He called on the world to heed Africa’s concerns while Zambia, would stand up against actions that threaten global security, ensuring a safer and more secure future for all.

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