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Zambia to take support of BD's agri expertise

May 05, 2021 00:00:00

Zambia has expressed its interest to take support of agricultural expertise of Bangladesh alongside boosting relationship with Bangladesh and Bangladesh Army, reports UNB.

Zambian acting Defence Minister Wezi Lukhele has shown the interest when Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed, who is now visiting Zambia on invitation of Zambian Army Commander, paid an official call on him at Defence Ministry office there on Monday.

During the meeting, the cooperation and relationship between the two countries were highlighted and Zambian acting Defence Minister Wezi Lukhele said Zambia is interested in building an improved relationship with Bangladesh and Bangladesh Army, says an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) press release on Tuesday .

Wezi Lukhele also expressed the interest of the Zambian government for working closely with Bangladesh.

Later General Aziz met Commander of Zambia Army Lieutenant General William Maipambe Sikazwe at Army Headquarters.

General Sikazwe expressed his gratitude to General Aziz for accepting his invitation and making a good bond between the two Armies.

General Aziz also expressed his interest to intensify training activities with the Zambian Army and also to conduct Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) Programs especially in the field of UN peacekeeping, anti-terrorism activities, disaster management, etc.

General Aziz also brought forward the matter of issuing on-arrival visa to the military personnel of Bangladesh Armed Forces, and General Sikazwe assured that he will take efforts to get it approved from the ministry concerned at the earliest.

In the afternoon, General Aziz met with acting Commander, Zambia Air Force Major General Benedict T Kalinda at the Air Force Headquarters.

Major General Kalinda expressed his gratitude for the cooperation and support provided by Bangladesh Armed Forces.

He highlighted the prospects of training of the officers and men of Zambia Air Force in various training institutions of Bangladesh.

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