Lazarous Kapambwe

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Lazarous Kapambwe
Permanent Representative of Zambia
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Preceded byTens Chisola Kapoma
Succeeded byChristine Kalamwinas
Ambassadors of Zambia to the United States
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January, 2020
PresidentEdgar Lungu
Ambassador to Ethiopia
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PresidentLevy Mwanawasa
67th President of the Economic and Social Council
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PresidentMichael Sata
Permanent Representative of Zambia
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PresidentEdgar Lungu
Personal details
Born
Lazarous Kapambwe

(1959-12-31) December 31, 1959 (age 61)
Lusaka, Zambia
Alma materUniversity of Zambia, Nairobi University

Lazarous Kapambwe (born December 31, 1959) is a Zambian diplomat, the 17th Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to the United States of America since January 2020. He has served as Zambia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 18 June 2007 to 31st December 2019. He has also served as Zambia's Ambassador to the African Union, from June 2003 to June 2007.

Education and career

Kapambwe is a bachelor's degree holder in political economy obtained from the University of Zambia he is also a post-graduate diploma holder in international relations which he obtained from Nairobi University. He served as director for European Affairs from June to August 1996 then he was moved to Director for Africa and Organization of African Unity Affairs from 1996 to 2000. Deputy Permanent Secretary from 2000 to 2002 he served as Deputy Permanent Secretary Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has also served as Zambia's Ambassador to the Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti and Somalia.

Zambia’s Ambassador to the US

In February 2020, former Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba announced Kapambwe had been expelled from the US, when he was scheduled to present his credentials to President Donald Trumpin response to how the Zambian government unfairly treated the American Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote, however Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji stated that he was just swapped positions with Ngosa Simbyakula who was based at Zambia's Mission in Washington DC and the reason he was in the reason he is in Zambia was that he was waiting for a bilateral visa for him to operate in Washington. Vice President Inonge Wina also added that no Zambian diplomat has been expelled by the US Government in retaliation to the expulsion of that country's Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote. On July 17, 2020 President Trump formally received credentials during the Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House.

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