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Commonwealth SG meets Lungu and Hichilema again

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Commonwealth SG with President Lungu

The Commonwealth Secretary General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC has again today met two political rivals in Zambia, President Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema.

Ms Scotland this morning again met with President Lungu to brief him about her mission visit to Mukobeko Maximum Prison yesterday where she held talks with Hichilema.

She communicated the outcome of her meeting with Hichilema yesterday and consequent upon those outcomes made some proposals on the way forward.

Later after meeting President Lungu, Ms Scotland returned to Kabwe to hold further talks and later Tuesday, she was expected to meet other leaders of Hichilema’s party – United Party for National Development (UPND).

The Secretary General will in due course make an announcement once she has concluded the consultations with all relevant parties.

Special Assistant to President for Press and and Public Relations Amos Chanda disclosed this development to Journalists in Lusaka on Tuesday after a closed door meeting between President Lungu and the Secretary General.

UPND Press Secretary Clayson Hamasaka also confirmed that Hichilema met the Commonwealth Secretary General again on Tuesday.

“We wish to confirm that this afternoon the UPND President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema yet again, held talks with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, The Right Honourable, Ms Patricia Scotland at Mukobeko Maximum Prison, Kabwe, Central, Zambia.

The outcomes of the meeting remain confidential, as talks are ongoing with various stakeholders,” read a brief statement issued by Hamasaka

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