On 22nd June , Ambassador Du Xiaohui met with Mr. Patrick Kangwa, Acting Secretary to the Cabinet. The Permanent Secretary of the State House, Dr. Oliver Kalabo, was present.
Ambassador Du said that the telephone conversation between the two heads of state on 31st May provided important political guidance for the development of China-Zambia all-weather friendship. China is ready to step up strategic communication and policy synergy with Zambia, fully implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, see more implementation of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), and promote the transformation and upgrading of bilateral practical cooperation.
Mr. Kangwa welcomed Ambassador Du on his assumption of office. He said the Zambian side thanks for China's selfless assistance with deep gratitude over the years. He will continue to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China within the framework of FOCAC, work together to implement the outcomes of the phone conversation between the two heads of state and consolidate the foundation of friendship between the two countries.