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Xi, Hichilema Speak Amid New Allegations China’s “Rookie Status” is Slowing Zambia’s Debt Restructuring Process

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema spoke by phone with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Image via President Hichilema's Facebook page.

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema raised the sensitive issue of his country’s burgeoning debt crisis during a phone call on Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

President Hichilema, according to a statement on his official Facebook page, said he discussed the importance of the two countries fostering better ties overall and specifically mentioned how to “resolve the debt issue.”

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