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Vice President Inonge WIina says Zambia like other African Countries affiliated to the Africa Union is making strides to achieve gender equality.

Mrs. WINA says Zambia is addressing the issue of gender equality seriously and it will be realized despite it being a tall order.

She noted that President EDGAR LUNGU is championing supporting the end girl child marriages so that the girl child is empowered to contribute to the economic development of the country.

Mrs. WINA says unlike in the past were women for generations were denied the opportunity to contribute to such development.

She has also noted that the Women in leadership summit scheduled to be hosted in Zambia next year in March will attract women from across the world in senior positions in government, parliament and the private sector to share best practices and experiences.

Mrs. WINA said African Union chosen Zambia to be the host early next year.

And Mrs. WINA noted that Zambia appreciates the long relations between Zambia and the European Union because they share common values and also developmental projects.

Mrs. WINA says EU and Zambia share common values such as peace globally and also as a partner in the development agenda.

She was speaking during bilateral talks with the EU Ambassador to Ethiopia RANIERI SABATUCCI.

And Mr. SABATUCCI says the EU support such initiatives meant to promote gender because it is considered as one of the priorities.

He has also disclosed that the EU is coming up with a program called spotlight which will focus on. Reducing violence against women and girls.

Earlier Mrs. WINA held a closed-door meeting with the Africa Union Commission Chairperson MOUSSA FAKI MAHAMAT.

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