President Hakainde Hichilema has challenged leaders across the world to focus their energies on improving the welfare of their people rather than waging war across the world.

President Hichilema says war in any part of the world threatens global peace that has devastating impacts on the people.

Speaking when he addressed the European Union Parliament in Brussels today , President Hichilema has therefore called on Russia and Ukraine to settle their differences on the negotiating table.

And President Hichilema has appealed to the European Union to open up its ports and formalize the swift movement of people from Africa to their continent.

He said that this will go a long way in curtailing the illegal migration of people from the two continents.