Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has challenged newly appointed First Secretaries for Press in Foreign Missions to explain activities of the missions of their accreditation for the benefit of Zambians.
Speaking at the Foreign Affairs Ministry Headquarters Wednesday, Mr Kalaba said the Press Secretaries must explain the various economic activities the Zambian government was engaged in as the country.
He said government has now moved from political diplomacy to economic diplomacy.
The Minister reminded each of the eleven newly appointed diplomats of the immense economic opportunities available in the countries they were being sent to that could benefit Zambia
Mr. Kalaba said President Lungu wanted to see that the resources being spent on maintaining foreign missions was justified by the quality of output.
The newly appointed diplomats include Bangwe Naviley going to India, Phyllis Chilekwa – Brussels, Inutu Mwanza – Addis Ababa and veteran journalist, Kellys Kaunda – Berlin.
Others are Cosmas Chileshe – Washington D.C., Wallen Simwaka – New York, Yande Musonda – Paris, Crispin Mukwita – Lilongwe, Kasabo Kalusa – Gaborone and Yotam Mugara – Tokyo and Jeremy Munthali – Ankara.