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Under Secretary Fernandez Visits Zambia, Strengthens U.S.-Zambia Economic Partnership
May 16, 2022

LUSAKA – During his May 12-13 visit to Zambia, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez met His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema to discuss opportunities to enhance bilateral trade and investment, and support for Zambia’s economic recovery agenda and debt restructuring efforts.  The Under Secretary and President Hichilema also discussed the importance of building stronger people-to-people ties to promote inclusive economic growth and prosperity.

Under Secretary Fernandez visited one of Zambia’s largest mining operations and spoke to industry experts about how the United States can help promote efforts to build robust and responsible critical mineral supply chains.


President Hichilema and Under Secretary Fernandez at State House

Under Secretary Fernandez and U.S. government officials touring one of Zambia’s largest mining operations