Former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa today paid a courtesy call on President Edgar Lungu at State House.
Mr. Mkapa congratulated President Lungu for being elected the sixth president of Zambia.
He also commended the people of Zambia for conducting the January 20 Presidential election peacefully.
Mr. Mkapa is optimistic that Tanzanians will emulate the good example that Zambia has shown in the region as they go to the poll in October.
He said it was unfortunate that political parties had switched off from discussing their policies and programmes to the masses.
And President Edgar Lungu said he was delighted with Mr Mkapa’s visit.
Mr Mkapa is in Zambia to grace the graduation ceremony at Cavendish University Zambia at the invitation of its chancellor Kenneth Kaunda.
The former Tanzanian leader was accompanied to State House by his wife Anna Mkapa, Tanzanian High Commissioner to Zambia Grace Mujuma and Chairman for Cavendish Universities Ketrine Salati .