By KETRA KALUNGA
MOZAMBIQUE’S problem is our problem that is why we must not see ourselves as a island, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.
Mr. Hichilema said Zambia cannot enjoy the freedom if there was instability in the neighbouring countries.
He said if African leaders don’t come together to find ways of facilitating a ceasefire in Mozambique, the tension in that country would become a continental issue.
“Mozambique’s problem is our problem as Zambians, you cannot enjoy your freedom if there is instability in any country so instability anywhere is instability everywhere,” Mr. Hichilema said.
The President was speaking to journalists yesterday before leaving for Ethiopia to attend the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly.
Mr. Hichilema said it was important for African leaders to keep peace and stability that allows it to focus on the economic agenda of the continent.
And President Hichilema said the summit offers Zambia an opportunity to share common things that would benefit the people.
He said any coming together of the Heads of State must ensure that citizens of individual countries are getting better through the union.
Mr. Hichilema said if individual citizens of Zambia are not getting better through such meetings then the African Union must be looked at very carefully.