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Zambia Reaches Debt Restructuring Consensus with China and India

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema delivered significant news on Saturday, confirming the successful negotiation of a crucial creditor agreement with China and India. This development comes after Zambia faced financial turmoil, defaulting on its foreign debts in November 2020.

The agreement, a long-awaited breakthrough, marks a pivotal step in Zambia’s efforts to navigate its debt restructuring process. Notably, a proposed $3 billion Eurobond rework was previously rejected by official creditors, including China, citing concerns over equitable debt relief.

President Hichilema’s announcement during a live address in Chipata signifies a turning point in Zambia’s economic landscape. With China and India onboard, the country now shifts its focus to engaging with private creditors. Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring equitable treatment for all stakeholders involved.

Zambia’s decision to utilize the Common Framework, initiated by the G20 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscores its proactive approach to addressing economic challenges. By leveraging this framework, Zambia aims to engage not only with traditional creditors but also with bilateral partners like China and India, expanding avenues for sustainable debt resolution.

Despite past setbacks and delays, Zambia’s recent achievement instills hope for a more stable and prosperous future. The successful agreement with China and India sets the stage for constructive dialogue with private creditors, paving the way for economic recovery and growth.

This development reflects Zambia’s responsible approach to addressing financial obligations while laying the groundwork for resilience and prosperity. As the nation progresses on its journey towards economic stability, stakeholders remain cautiously optimistic, recognizing the challenges ahead but also the potential for positive transformation.

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By: Montel Kamau

Serrari Financial Analyst

February 26th, 2024

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