[Israel]President Rivlin meets President Edgar Lungu of Zambia

President Rivlin meets President Edgar Lungu of Zambia

President Rivlin received President Lungu and welcomed him warmly to Israel. “Mr. President, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to Israel, the Holy Land, where you can walk in the footsteps of the prophets,” he said, and added, “There is only a small Jewish community in Zambia, but there is a Jewish Museum – a sign that while we build the future, we must remember the past and thank Zambians for the open arms with which they received Jewish refugees from Europe.”

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 President Rivlin received President Lungu and welcomed him warmly to Israel. “Mr. President, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to Israel, the Holy Land, where you can walk in the footsteps of the prophets,” he said, and added, “There is only a small Jewish community in Zambia, but there is a Jewish Museum – a sign that while we build the future, we must remember the past and thank Zambians for the open arms with which they received Jewish refugees from Europe.”

 

President Rivlin told his guest, “We all live in one village. We depend each on the other economically, in fighting terror, and global warming that affects Africa in a troubling way.” He noted the importance of cooperation in the face of these challenges, “The answer is greater cooperation. Your visit is an important sign of our strengthening ties.”

 

President Lungu thanked the President and said, “I agree as you say, if the people of Jerusalem can live in peace then all mankind can live in peace, and we appreciate that you are insisting on dialogue. At the end of the day, once dialogue is established it will spill over to the whole world.”

 

He added, “The terror attacks you are speaking about, can hit anywhere around the world, and are a threat we must all face. We draw inspiration from here. This is a place where we can get inspiration. We are speaking peace. We are cooperating in a number of fields, and we appreciate when you say that we should cooperate in more fields, and I hope to expand more on the contacts we have established.”

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