ZAMBIA’s Ambassador to France Dr Christine Kaseba has lured President Emmanuel Macron of France to consider visiting Zambia and consequently the Victoria falls in Livingstone.
Dr Kaseba, a former first lady, marketed Zambia, saying the southern African country was “endowed with rich natural resources like the Victoria Falls.”
She made the remarks when she presented her letters of credence to President Macron at Elysee Palace in Paris.
President Macron received letters of credence from Ambassadors representing 60 countries from across the globe.
This was the first time he was receiving such a huge number of Ambassadors in a single day since he assumed the presidency in 2017.
“Your Excellency, as you plan to visit Africa, kindly consider Zambia on your priority list so that you also get to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world; the Victoria falls,” Dr Kaseba told President Macron, according to first secretary for press at the Zambian Mission in Paris Yande Musonda.
Musonda said whilst welcoming Dr Kaseba, President Macron stressed the importance of sustaining the long-standing ties between Zambia and France. On her part, Dr Kaseba expressed delight to be in France and thanked President Macron for the warm reception accorded her and the delegation. She conveyed warm sentiments on behalf of President Edgar Lungu and invited President Macron to visit Zambia. She was hopeful of a profound and dynamic relationship between Zambia and France in the coming years. Dr Kaseba also briefed President Macron on Zambia’s enthusiasm to strengthening economic relations between the two countries, mainly in the areas of trade and investment.