The below is attributable to Spokesperson Jessica Jennings:
On September 6, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia about shared priorities in the U.S.-Zambia relationship and across the region.
Administrator Power and President Hichilema discussed efforts by Zambia and USAID to unlock economic opportunities for the people of Zambia and across the sub-region. The President expressed Zambia’s appreciation for U.S. investments in the Lobito Corridor – a transformative rail project that will connect the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Angola – through the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGI).
Administrator Power and President Hichilema also discussed challenges to democracy in Africa, including recent undemocratic transfers of power. Administrator Power thanked President Hichilema for his leadership within the region.