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India and Zambia exchange six MoUs as President Edgar Chagwa Lungu visits India

Zambia President visits India Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 21, 2019, 01.36 PM (IST) Edited By: Puniti Pandey

Six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were exchanged between India and Zambia on Wednesday during the visit of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to India.

The MoUs were signed in the presence of PM Modi and President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

MoU between India and Zambia

Speaking about the relations between the two countries, PM Modi said, "The relation of India and Zambia is older than the independence of Zambia. It is a significant friend and trustworthy partner of India. We believe in the same democratic values and the joint ambitions for development connect the two countries."

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu responded by saying, "People of Zambia are grateful for support received by India over years. My visit here has started bearing fruits, we've witnessed signing of agreements in fields of defence, education, medicine, art and culture, elections as well as between our two diplomatic training institutes."

The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions on strengthening bilateral ties, especially in trade and investment, development cooperation, capacity building, defence and renewable energy among other areas.

The Zambian President is on a three-day visit to India and is the first African head of state to visit India in Modi 2.0.

 

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Six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were exchanged between India and Zambia on Wednesday during the visit of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to India.The MoUs were signed in the presence of PM Modi and President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu