President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has met with his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping in Beijing

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has met with his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping in Beijing

During the bilateral talks, President Lungu assured President Xi Jinping of Zambiaโ€™s commitment to working with China to foster development thereby strengthening Zambiaโ€™s economy through trade, commerce and international relations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged funds of $60 billion to African nations at the opening of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation, matching the size of the financing package offered at the last summit in Johannesburg in 2015. China says it is helping Africa achieve development and not accumulate debt.