U.S. Presidential Delegation Attends President Hichilema’s Inauguration


Photo:  Members of the Presidential Delegation meet with President Hichilema.  From left, USAID Zambia Mission Director Ms. Sheryl Strumbras, U.S. Trade and Development Agency Chief of Staff Ms. Thamar Harrigan, Special Assistant to President Biden and Senior Director for Africa Ms. Dana Banks, President Hichilema, Acting Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency Ms. Enoh Ebong, and Chargé d’Affaires David Young of U.S. Embassy Lusaka.

The United States and Zambia Partnering Together

Embassy Of The United States Of America

Lusaka, Zambia  NR/1273/08/26/2021

CONTACT:  Nicholas Hersh Public Affairs Officer

Press Release Thursday August 26,  2021

Phone: 021357000

LUSAKA – The United States Presidential Delegation, which attended the Inauguration of His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema on behalf of President Biden, departed Zambia yesterday after a two-day visit. Ms. Enoh T. Ebong, Acting Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency, led the delegation, which also included Chargé d’Affaires David J. Young of U.S. Embassy Lusaka and Ms. Dana L. Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa.

In addition to attending President Hichilema’s inauguration, the delegation attended an event to celebrate Zambia’s strong democratic ideals and recognize the efforts of Zambia’s heroes of democracy, who contributed to the recent peaceful transfer of power.

Acting Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency Ms. Enoh Ebong greets children at the Standard Microgrid facility outside Lusaka.

To further economic ties and generate prosperity for both countries, the delegation met with representatives of the Zambian and American business communities and visited Standard Microgrid, a U.S.-based company which serves over 130,000 Zambians who previously did not have access to reliable or affordable electricity.

During meetings with President Hichilema and his advisors, the delegation underscored the deep partnership between the United States and Zambia, reaffirming efforts to work together to build on the excellent bilateral relationship.

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