The United Nations has ranked Zambia as the best in terms of quality of peace keeping troops in its missions.
Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations Lazarous Kapambwe says Zambia has a score of 90 percent proficiency considering past contributions to UN peace keeping missions and has since been asked to contribute more troops.
He said this in Lusaka when he made a briefing on prominent issues at the United Nations to Minister of Justice Given Lubinda at the Ministry.
And Ministry of Justice Permanent Secretary Legislative Drafting Andrew Nkunika has told journalists that among other issues that the Ambassador briefed the Minister about is the upcoming inauguration of President Edgar Lungu as board member of sustainable
Development Goals Centre for Africa.
Mr. Nkunika said this is in readiness of Zambia hosting the Southern African Regional Centre.
He said the Head of State has also been appointed as focal person for the implementation of Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development goals.
Mr. Nkunika explained that President Lungu has also been appointed as champion for Industrial Development Decade for Africa which deals with industrialization of African Countries.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lubinda said the appointment of President LUNGU to various global positions to spearhead international initiatives is an indication that the world is taking keen interest in Zambia and recognizing the country’s capacity to lead some of the initiatives.
Mr. Lubinda said the country is determined to meet its financial obligations in terms of subscriptions and remittances to international institutions where it holds membership.