Former Mozambique President Chisano expected in Zambia

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 16th, 2014

Time Posted: August 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Former Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano

Former Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano

Former Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano is expected in the country for a three day visit to commemorate Zambia’s golden jubilee independence anniversary.

Former President Chissano is scheduled to arrive in the country on Tuesday August 19, 2014 around 12.45 hours for a series of engagements and will later in the day pay a courtesy call on first President Kenneth Kaunda.

Whilst in the country, the former president will among others visit the Lusaka Museum and give lectures at government complex on the history of cooperation between Zambia and Mozambique.

ZANIS reports that Chairperson of the Zambia @ 50 Secretariat Mulenga Kapwepwe disclosed in a statement released to released in Lusaka, today.

Mr Chissano will also attend a dinner to be hosted in his honour and hold a press conference at the Mozambique embassy before returning home on August 21st , 2014.

Former President Chissano took over from the late President Samora Machel who died in a plane crash in October 1986.

Mr Chissano served as Mozambique’s second president from 1986 to 2005 and is credited for transforming the war-torn country into one of Africa’s most successful democracies.

After retirement , the former President was appointed Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2005 to review implementation of the Millennium Declaration as well as Special Envoy to Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

Mr Chissano was awarded the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership in 2007.

Presently, he chairs the Joaquim Chissano Foundation and the Africa Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government and is a member of the high level taskforce for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

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