Officials from the Zambian government and ambassadors of member countries of the European Union (EU) on Thursday held a political dialogue aimed at discussing pertinent issues affecting the cooperation.
This year’s Zambia-EU Political Dialogue focused on the forthcoming general elections Zambia will hold on Aug. 12.
Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji expressed gratitude for the long-standing support rendered by the EU to ensure that credible and transparent elections are held.
While commending the EU for sending an Exploratory Mission to conduct preliminary assessments on the possible deployment of an election observation mission, the Zambian minister assured that the elections will be held in a transparent manner in line with democratic tenets.
EU Ambassador to Zambia Jacek Jankowski said the organization attaches great importance to its partnership with Zambia.
The EU envoy expressed hope that Zambia will hold peaceful elections in an environment that allows all stakeholders freedom.