"President Lungu called for debt relief and cancellation in light of reduced revenue due to the negative impact of the pandemic, as well as competing needs for the country, to secure adequate resources to fight the pandemic and to stimulate the economy," said the statement.
The leaders agreed to enhance co-operation between the two countries.
Ugandans in China make U-turn on repatriation
Ugandan nationals living in China have changed their minds on returning home and will not be included in repatriation flights, according to the foreign affairs ministry.
The ministry expects about 2,000 returnees from South Africa, Afghanistan, the US, United Arab Emirates and India.
Minister Henry Okello Oryem told Daily Monitor newspaper that many Ugandans in China had resumed work after their government intervened following reports of mistreatment.
Their exact number unspecified, but they are drawn from Sichuan Province and Tianjin Municipality.
They left for Africa on Thursday according to China's foreign ministry.
They will share experience, provide guidance and technical advice on epidemic prevention in the two countries, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian is quoted as saying.
Nigeria last week received 18 Chinese doctors to help fight the coronavirus despite protests by local doctors.
The Nigerian Medical Association argued it would be better to make use of the many unemployed or under-employed medical personnel already in the country. It also said the Chinese doctors would not be familiar with the culture or challenges of working in Nigeria.
Reports have recently emerged of hundreds of Africans evicted from their homes and hotels in the Chinese city of Guangzhou over fears the coronavirus was spreading in African communities.
Nigeria, through its embassy in Beijing, had said it is prepared to evacuate its citizens from China.
Africans in Guangzhou spend second night on the streets
They were evicted from hotels
BBC News, Hong Kong
Scores of African students and businessmen remain on the streets of China's southern city of Guangzhou for a second night following the mass eviction of African nationals from hotels and apartment blocks.
Online rumours that the coronavirus was spreading among the thousands of Africans in the city led to door-to-door testing, evictions and accusations of forced quarantine.
"We have no house, no food, no hotel," one student from Nigeria told the BBC.
"There are up to 100 people still on the streets. People want to go back to our countries. I don’t know what the problem is with China. Everywhere that Africans live they are pushing us away.”
In an open letter penned by the All African Association of Guangzhou, community leaders called on the authorities to end the "the inhuman treatment, hatred, and outright discrimination of Africans that is currently going on in Guangzhou".
“About 10 African community leaders in Guangzhou are technically under house arrest using the term quarantine.
"These actions are difficult to comprehend when you consider the fact that these are people whose official test results came back negative just one or two days ago.”
In a written statement, the Nigerian embassy in Beijing said the federal government was now prepared to evacuate its citizens from China.
Thousands of Africans have been stranded in Wuhan and nearby cities close to the original Covid-19 outbreak since late January.
Wednesday saw the official lifting of the lockdown in Wuhan.
But this does not apply to many international students who still remain confined to their apartments.
Guangzhou is home to one of China’s largest African communities and has become a hub for African traders buying and selling goods to the continent.
China calls for end to sanctions against Zimbabwe
China’s foreign minister has called for EU and US sanctions against Zimbabwe to be removed, saying they have no basis under international law.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comment on his visit to Zimbabwe.
"The unilateral sanctions imposed by some countries and organisations on Zimbabwe have no basis in international law and they violate the legitimate development rights and interests of Zimbabwe,” Mr Yi is quoted by Bloomberg news agency as saying.
Mr Yi arrived in Zimbabwe on Saturday as part of his five-nation tour of Africa. He has already visited Egypt, Djibouti and Eritrea and is planning to go to Burundi.
In October the Zimbabwean authorities declared a public holiday to encourage people to protest against the sanctions.
The US and EU have both maintained sanctions, citing a lack of progress in democratic and human rights reforms as well as restrictions on press freedoms.
They target both specific individuals and companies.
US financial and travel restrictions currently apply to 85 individuals, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
There are also 56 companies or organisations facing restrictions.