Justice Minister Given Lubinda has called on those planning to boycott the national dialogue forum to reconsider their position.
Mr Lubinda has further urged political parties to put the interest of the nation first.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC.
The Minister disclosed that its the position of the government to see to it that all key stakeholders participate in the national dialogue forum and that government will continue to appeal to stakeholders to participate.
The UPND, some civil society organisations and church mother bodies have indicated that they will not participate in the National Dialogue Forum.