New Delhi, Aug 16: President of Zambia Edgar Chagwa Lungu is on a state visit to India at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind from August 20. Kovind had visited Zambia last year in April. During the three-day tour, President Edgar Lungu would be accompanied by a high-level delegation including Foreign Minister Joseph Malanji; Minister for Commerce, Trade and Industry, Christopher Yaluma; Minister for Mines and Mineral Development Richard Musukwa; Presidential Affairs Minister, Freedom Sikazwe and senior government officials.
The official programme of President Lungu would include a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, visit to Rajghat, meeting with the President and delegation level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an MEA statement said here. "Our bilateral trade has grown steadily. In 2018-19 our bilateral trade was close to $ 830 million. India primarily imports copper from Zambia. Zambia is the second largest producer of copper in Africa," the statement said.(UNI)