Dep.FM Quick concludes tour of sub-Saharan Africa with visit to Zambia

Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick completed his tour of sub-Saharan countries with a visit to Zambia, according to a foreign ministry announcement on Wednesday.

The Greek minister met with Greeks residing in Zambia, with the Foreign Minister of Zambia Joseph Malanji and with former President Kenneth Kaunda.

Quick announced the offer of humanitarian aid – 1.5 tons of pharmaceutical supplies collected by the Defence Ministry – to Zambia, which was recently hit by cholera outbreak.

The Greek minister met with the Greek community in an event organised by Metropolitan Ioannis on behalf of Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore.

The honorary consul Michalis Kroupnick presented to Quick the issues that concerned the Greeks of Zambia, with most important being the teaching of Greek and a resumption of ERT satellite broadcasts. “We have been waiting for the day Greece would come to us after many decades. Our joy is immense. We only want to offer to our country and we are asking very little, mostly that it support us with its presence from time to time,” said Kroupnick.

During his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Zambia, Quick presented the Greek government’s policy towards Africa with political debates, business missions and cooperation in productive sectors, as well as the cultural and academic sectors.

It is noted that in a Greek-Zambian Chamber initiative based in Athens, a total of 20 Greek enterprises are already activating in Zambia.