Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Jack Mwiimbu, has called on the Zambian Consulate in the United Arab Emirates to capitalise on that country’s advancements across diverse sectors.
Mwiimbu stated that leveraging the advancements in areas such as medical services, technology, security, and energy would help to contribute significantly to uplifting Zambia’s economy.
The Minister said this on January, 4, 2024 when he paid a courtesy call on the Zambian Consulate in Dubai and the Northern Emirates of the United Arab Emirates.
Mwiimbu was received by the Consul General-Designate, Professor Nkombo Muuka, and Diplomatic staff at the Dubai Consulate.
“The decision by the government to maintain the Consulate in Dubai while concurrently establishing a new Embassy in Abu Dhabi, a mere 130 kilometres away, underscores the strategic significance placed on nurturing Zambia’s bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates,” he said.
The Minister reiterated the vision articulated by President Hakainde Hichilema, emphasizing the country’s foreign folicy firmly anchored around peace, security and stability, along with a steadfast commitment to economic diplomacy.
“Furthermore, it aligns with Zambia’s essential economic development goals, notably in fostering job creation within the nation,” Mwiimbu stated.
In his welcoming remarks, Muuka provided an overview of the Consulate’s functioning, focusing on its 2014-2020 Strategic Plan.
He said the comprehensive strategy aims at expanding and strengthening the bilateral ties between Zambia and the UAE, emphasising the broader scope of Economic Diplomacy.
The Minister was later given a guided tour of the Chancery to gain insights into its operational functions.
Notably, among the showcased exhibits were samples of Zambian export products designated for marketing in the UAE on behalf of Zambian companies.
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