I feel overwhelmed to have hosted His Excellency, King Mohammed VI of Morocco. During his visit to Zambia, his Governement and ours managed to sign Eleven (11) State to State agreements and Eight (8) quasi agreements.
The economic partnership between Morocco and Zambia is aimed at enhancing economic integration and going beyond our regions to conduct trade. Under this partnership, the two countries will complement each other's national economic strategies.
Overall, I am confident that this partnership is of great benefit to the people and economies of both Morocco and Zambia.
I feel delighted to welcome His Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco who is undertaking a three-day State Visit with the Republic of Zambia.
The purpose of this visit is to consolidate and review the existing warm relations between Zambia and Morocco by deepening economic cooperation and trade partnerships in key areas of development for the mutual benefit of our two economies.
It is therefore my strong conviction that this important visit by His Majesty the King will result in strengthening our economy and better the lives of citizens in both countries.
Yesterday, I toured the Solwezi Midwifery School, the Veterinary Laboratory and finalized my trip by visiting the Provincial Police headquarters in Solwezi.
During my visit af the Solwezi Midwifery School, I repeated my administration's vision that no woman should die while giving birth! By acting together, public and private investment in the health sector should result in reduced maternal and child mortality rates.
Public and private health-sector investments can result in massive mortality reduction of children under five years as well as maternal mortality.
My administration's belief is that our mothers and their health matters because they give birth to life.