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AU delegation to visit Zambia for talks

21 Sep 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

LUSAKA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A delegation from the African Union (AU) is expected in Zambia this week for a series of meetings on how to work with the government on accelerating and sustaining inclusive growth in Africa, a spokesperson from the Zambian embassy in Ethiopia said on Monday.

Inutu Mupanga Mwansa, First Secretary for Press and Tourism said the delegation, to be led AU Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Ministry, will arrive in Zambia on Tuesday for a series of meetings with senior government officials.

She said in a release that the talks will center on how the continental body could work with Zambia in accelerating and sustaining inclusive to achieve the AU Agenda 2083 of the "Africa We Want".

She further said the delegation will also advocate for increased participation of Zambian senior officials and ministers in meetings of the specialized technical committee of the AU.

The delegation, she added, will also participate in the launch of the Sokokuu, a premier African Online marketplace, and high-level panel discussion on digital platforms.

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