The Baroste Royal Establishment (BRE) has said the re-election of President Edgar Lungu was a clear testimony that the people of Zambia have confidence, love and trust in his administration.
BRE Acting Ngambela Nyambe Mwenda, who is also Induna Mukulwa Kashiku, said in an interview with ZANIS in Mongu district that the people of Zambia have demonstrated the need for continuity by re-electing Mr. Lungu and his Vice President Inonge Wina to serve the nation for the next five years.
The Acting Ngambela said the Baroste Royal Establishment was therefore happy to join many Zambians and the international community in congratulating the President-elect.
President Lungu and Mrs. Wina won the just ended presidential election that was held on August 11, 2016.
And four heads of state have congratulated President-elect Edgar Lungu on his re-election as President of Zambia and have described his victory as confirmation of the confidence that the people of Zambia have in his leadership.
According to the statement released to media by President Lungu’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, the four are Presidents of Egypt, Sierra Leone, Georgia and Serbia.
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-sisi, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgia and President of Serbian Tomislav Nikolic have conveyed their congratulatory messages to President Lungu in separate correspondences.
President Al-sisi has pledged to continue expanding and strengthening the bilateral relations and fraternal ties between Zambia and Egypt and their peoples.
He has since wished Mr. Lungu success.
And Dr. Koroma said the re-election of Mr. Lungu in a democratic election shows the overwhelming support and confidence Zambians have in him and his principles.
He has therefore expressed satisfaction that the fraternal bond that has existed between his government and the Zambian one over the years have proved beneficial for the two nations.
He prayed that the excellent relations between the two countries will be deepened and will continue to grow from strength to strength.
“On behalf of the government and the people of Republic of Sierra Leone and on my personal accord, I would like to convey to you and through you to the people of the Republic of Zambia our sincere congratulations on the recent concluded democratic election held on 11th August 2016,” Dr. Koroma said.
And President Margvelashvili of Georgia said it was important for Zambia and his country to strengthen partnerships in different areas of corporation that have lately been developing dynamically and positively.
The Georgian President stressed that Mr. Lungu’s victory was a confirmation of the confidence the people of Zambia have in the president’s leadership.
Meanwhile, President Nikolic of Serbia said Zambia has been tied with his country by longstanding and sincere friendship, reflected through cooperation at both bilateral and multilateral levels.
He said this is in particular in the framework of the non-aligned movement which testifies the two countries’ historical roles in the international relations and world politics of the 20th century.
President Nikolic expressed confidence that Serbia and Zambia will continue to successfully develop cooperation in all areas drawing on the long established friendly relations between the two countries to benefit their people.