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AU Summit puts Zambia on spotlight-Woolley

British High Commissioner to Zambia Nicholas Woolley says hosting the 4th Mid-year Coordination Summit of the African Union (AU) has put Zambia on the spotlight and will help attract investments into the country.
Mr. Woolley said while the AU Summit was discussing critical issues such as climate change and security matters, it also provided an opportunity to showcase Zambia’s investment potential.
“it is also putting Zambia on the map and encouraging more investors across Africa, across the world to come here to ensure that Zambia’s economy continues to grow and the benefits of the economic growth are shared out amongst the population,” he said on the event was held in Lusaka.
Speaking in an interview with journalists at the AU Summit, Mr. Woolley said he had seen positive trends regarding Zambia’s development trajectory and that the meeting of leaders would support that development path.
On Zambia’s peace record, he said Zambian should work to maintain its long-standing record as a beacon of peace and stability in the region and beyond.
Mr. Woolley said Zambia’s maturity in democracy was proven during the August 12, 2021 general elections and the smooth transition of power.
“I think there is no other country in Africa that has endured so many transitions of political party powers as Zambia has.
“So, it is important that those strong democratic tenets are ones that Zambians continue to embrace and all of us from across the world, including the United Kingdom (UK) can learn lessons from that,” Mr. Woolley said.
The event which started on Thursday was expected to come to a close yesterday.

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