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United States Government Toasts Zambia’s Independence

Washington D.C., Saturday, 24 October 2020 — The United States Government has joined in celebrating Zambia’s 56 years of independence with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo sending his country’s best wishes to the peace loving southern African nation.

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

US Proud to Stand with Zambia, Global Partnership in Geneva Consensus Declaration Ceremony

Washington D.C., Thursday, 22 October 2020 — The United States says it is proud to stand with Zambia and 31 other countries that have co-sponsored and signed up to the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a global initiative that Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said had thrust focus on better health for women, preservation of life, family and emphasized national sovereignty over legislation.

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Ambassador Kapambwe Joins Secretaries Azar II, Pompeo in Geneva Consensus Declaration Ceremony

Washington D.C., Wednesday, 21 October 2020 — Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States H.E. Lazarous Kapambwe will join US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex M. Azar II and the United States Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo as Zambia unites with many other countries for the ceremonial signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Thursday 22nd October in Washington D.C.

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Ambassador Kapambwe Hails the United States for Strong Support to Zambia, Showcases “Zambitious”

Washington D.C., Friday, 16 October 2020 — Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States H.E. Lazarous Kapambwe has hailed the US Government for its tremendous support to the country, support which he said had helped Zambia make tremendous progress in fighting malaria...

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Congressman Pittenger Hails US-Zambia Friendship, Talks Hosting Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum in Lusaka in 2021

Washington D.C., Friday, 18 September 2020 — Congressman Robert Pittenger has hailed the good friendship between the United States and Zambia, a bond he described as based on shared values and goals between the two countries.

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Government Sets Priority Policy Objectives, Intensifies Tapping into Diaspora Potential

Washington D.C., Thursday, 10 September 2020 — Government has set into motion enhanced action on implementation of the diaspora policy in order to expand and realize the enormous potential that Zambians abroad have.

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 9, Monday, 3 August 2020: Access to Immigration Services

This serves to inform Zambian nationals and clients in the United States of America (USA) and countries of extra accreditation that immigration electronic services, particularly for Visa and Immigration permits can be accessed through the Zamportal website on zamportal.gov.zm.

Mon, Aug 3, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 8, Tuesday, 28 July 2020: Revised Screening at International Airports and Entry Procedures into Zambia

Washington D.C. — This serves to inform Zambian nationals and clients in the United States of America (USA) and countries of extra accreditation that the Government of the Republic of Zambia in responding to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has issued revised guidelines which took effect Monday July 27 2020.

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Ambassador Kapambwe Commends US-Based Zambians for Support to Country’s Development

Washington D.C., Monday, July 27, 2020 — Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Lazarous Kapambwe says Zambians in the diaspora play a pivotal role in supporting their families and communities adding that the spirit of togetherness and supporting projects of common interest to Zambia could enhance their contribution to the country’s development.

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

President Trump Meets Ambassador Kapambwe, Reiterates US Support to Zambia

Washington D.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2020 — United States President Donald J. Trump has met Zambia’s Ambassador to the USA, Lazarous Kapambwe at the White House in Washington D.C. and reiterated US support to Zambia in fighting the COVID-19.

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Zambia Making Strides in Transforming Economy - World Bank

Washington D.C., Thursday, June 25, 2020 — The World Bank Group (WBG) says Zambia has made significant strides to transform its economy through use of technology and that the application of various digital platforms in national economic governance had set the country on a path to attaining its economic goals as set out in Vision 2030.

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Ambassador Kapambwe Commends US Diaspora Community for COVID-19 Fight Support

Washington D.C., Monday, May 18, 2020 – Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Lazarous Kapambwe has expressed profound gratitude to the Zambian community in the United States for their generous donation of various medical equipment to Government to support the state’s efforts in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mon, May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 7, Thursday, 30 April 2020: Request for Submission of Names by Zambian Nationals Who Are in the US for a Short Visit or Studies and Are Non-Permanent Residents But Had Flights Rescheduled/Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Government of the Republic of Zambia Is requesting Zambian nationals who are in the United States for a short visit or studies and are non-permanent residents but have had flights rescheduled or cancelled owing to the evolving COVID-19 situation to submit their names to the Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C., with passport details, address and contact phone number in the United States. This information will assist in making repatriation arrangements back to Zambia.

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 6, Thursday, 23 April 2020

This serves to inform Zambian nationals and clients in the United States of America (USA) and countries of extra accreditation that Government will facilitate repatriation but NOT pay for transportation back to Lusaka for all nationals planning to travel back home...

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 5, Friday, 17 April 2020

The partial closure of the embassy has been extended to 30 April 2020. The issuance of visas has been suspended and anyone seeking a visa for travel deemed to be essential should submit their application to the Lusaka immigration authorities, with justification, for consideration...

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

President Trump Calls Calls for Deepening of Strong Friendship Between Zambia and the United States

Washington D.C., Friday, 10 April 2020 – US President Donald Trump has expressed his Government’s desire to deepen the “strong and abiding friendship” between Zambia and the United States of America.

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

IMF, World Bank Call for Halt to Debt Servicing as COVID-19 Drives African Economies Into Recession

Washington D.C., Friday, 10 April 2020 – The IMF and World Bank have called for a halt to debt servicing for the world’s poorest countries as the World Bank Group latest report revealed that sub-Saharan Africa was going into recession with initially projected 2020 growth adversely affected by the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

USA Increases Financial Support to Zambia, Provides US$1.87 Million COVID-19 Financing

Washington D.C., Wednesday, 1 April 2020 – The United States is providing Zambia $1.87 million in immediate health assistance, funding which will augment Government interventions against the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is a huge boost to the country’s COVID-19 response and will scale up programs and projects in risk communication, water and sanitation, infection prevention and control and public health messaging.

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 4, Friday, 27 March 2020: Travel Advisory

Following the evolving situation on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a Travel Advisory as follows: ...

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 3, Friday, 27 March 2020

The Embassy staff will, effective March 30, 2020, be performing their duties remotely via telework arrangements as a mitigation response to the spread of the coronavirus. In view of the foregoing, all in-person interviews will be suspended until further notice. That notwithstanding, applicants for visa will be required to submit their application packages by postage mail. ...

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

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