Commonwealth chief to visit Zambia next week
The head of the Commonwealth is expected to visit Zambia next week as part of peace building visits to African countries, the government said on Friday.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will be in Zambia from August 7 to 10 when she is expected to meet President Edgar Lungu as part of her African tour, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services.
The secretary-general's visit offers opportunities to build on longstanding engagement with Zambia as a member state of the Commonwealth, the statement added.
According to the statement, her visit is in line with the 2017 Commonwealth theme "A peace-building Commonwealth" which aims at building peace at all levels.
The visit will also focus on Commonwealth priorities including climate change, preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the United Kingdom.
Scotland is also expected to visit Tanzania and Mozambique on her peace and relationship-building tour.
The Commonwealth is an organization of 52 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.