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President Lungu confers with Do Santos, Kabila as great lakes summit agrees to speed up peace efforts

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President Lungu confers with Chad President Idriss Deby while Angolan President Eduardo do Santos Looks on during the Great Lakes Summit at vila talatino conference centre in Luanda Angola on 26-10-2016
President Lungu confers with Chad President Idriss Deby while Angolan President Eduardo do Santos Looks on during the Great Lakes Summit at vila talatino conference centre in Luanda Angola on 26-10-2016

Luanda, October 26, ZANIS—President Edgar Lungu has held bilateral talks with Angolan President Jose Eduardo Do Santos and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) leader Joseph Kabila aimed at strengthening trade and security with the two neighbouring countries.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said President Lungu and his Angolan counterpart agreed to accelerate the development of Benguela Railway link in order to enhance trade between the two countries.

Mr Chanda disclosed that President Lungu has invited Angolan President Jose Eduardo Do Santos for a state visit to Zambia.

On the DRC , Mr Chanda said President Lungu and President Kabila agreed to improve security and cooperation between the two countries.

Meanwhile President Lungu and other regional leaders Regional leaders that attended the just ended extra ordinary summit in Luanda, Angola have pledged to accelerate efforts aimed at putting an end to armed conflicts in the region in order to bring peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the great lakes region.

President Edgar Lungu along with other leaders, commended strides made and achieved so far in containing and addressing armed conflicts and antagonisms under the peace and security regional framework.

Other regional leaders that attended the summit include President Dennis Sassou Nguesso ofCongo Brazzaville, Omar Bongo of Gabon, Idriss Deby of Chad , DRC’s Joseph Kabila and host President Jose Eduardo Do Santos among regional leaders

The heads of states and representatives of United Nations, African Union and regional blocs recommitted to vigorously fight armed conflicts in the region to ensure that peace and security and political stability is attained.

In a communiqué issued after a marathon closed door meeting, the heads of state however expressed concern with prevailing challenges in achieving progress of stabilising the DRC and the great lakes region.

The heads of states have since directed the great lakes secretariat to submit priority activities to advance the implementation of the regional peace framework action plan to rid the region of armed conflicts and ensure that political stability is achieved to promote peace and development.

President Lungu has since returned home after the great lakes summit.

Congo Brazavil President Denis Sassou Ngwesso talks to Angolan President Eduardo dos antos while President Lungu listerns during the grate lakes summit in Luanda Angola 26-10-2016.
Congo Brazavil President Denis Sassou Ngwesso talks to Angolan President Eduardo dos antos while President Lungu listerns during the grate lakes summit in Luanda Angola 26-10-2016.

President Lungu confers with Angolan President Eduardo dos antos at vila talatona conference centre in Luanda Angola 26-10-2016. .
President Lungu confers with Angolan President Eduardo dos antos
at vila talatona conference centre in Luanda Angola 26-10-2016. .

President Lungu flanked by Angolan minister of transport Augusto da silva arrives at the conference centre for the great lakes summit in Luanda 26-10-2016. .
President Lungu flanked by Angolan minister of transport Augusto da silva arrives at the conference centre for the great lakes summit in Luanda 26-10-2016. .

President Lungu with his Angolan President Eduardo dos antos at vila talatona conference centre in Luanda Angola for the Great Lakes Summit 26-10-2016.
President Lungu with his Angolan President Eduardo dos antos at vila talatona conference centre in Luanda Angola for the Great Lakes Summit 26-10-2016.

Angolan President Eduardo dos antos welcomes President Lungu at vila talatona conference centre in Luanda Angola for the Great Lakes Summit 26-10-2016..
Angolan President Eduardo dos antos welcomes President Lungu at vila talatona conference centre in Luanda Angola for the Great Lakes Summit 26-10-2016..

President Lungu talks to minister of foreign affairs Harry Kalaba on arrival at Luanda international Airpot in Angola 26-10-2016
President Lungu talks to minister of foreign affairs Harry Kalaba on arrival at Luanda international Airport in Angola 26-10-2016

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President Edgar Lungu receives a bouquet from a 10 year old Lukundo Nachilongo at Luanda international airpot in Angola 26-10-2016
President Edgar Lungu receives a bouquet from a 10 year old Lukundo Nachilongo at Luanda international airpot in Angola 26-10-2016

President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by Angolan minister of Transport Augusto da silva Tomas at Luanda international airpot in Angola 26-10-2016.
President Edgar Lungu being welcomed by Angolan minister of Transport Augusto da silva Tomas at Luanda international airpot in Angola 26-10-2016.

36 COMMENTS

    • no @nostra…,
      it is the other way round.
      tell hh to leave lungu alone.

      let him rule zambia in peace otherwise its icc all the way…..

  1. This Lazy thing Edgar is now starting to warm up to dictators who have been in power for almost 3 decades….discussing irrelevant issues!!

    • So you and HH/GBV with your isolationist illusions you want Zambia to boycott these meetings because of perceived undemocratic presidents… please man move on and do what is best for Zambia, egos, holier than thou attitudes will never foster development and peace in the region, let alone winning an election in Zambia

    • You are truly are an *****. On the international community there are no restrictions as to who you can talk or not talk to. Even the US liases with its enemies you fool. That’s the problem with social media, vikopos just like you and there are a lot of them on LT. Go back to school

  2. This is what (HH) is envious about. Presidential jets, red carpets and high level meetings.
    But we Zambians rejected Kaponya (HH) at the polls. even his wife Mutinta is rumoured to be leaving him because he can’t satisfy her in bed

    • Museveni = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Kagame = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Kabila = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Dos Santos = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Nkuzunziza = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      “Edward” Lungu = Weak/dull wanna-be TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Magufuli = Wanna-be TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Mugabe = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Dennis Sassou Nguesso = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Omar Bongo = TIN-POT DICTATOR
      Idriss Deby = TIN-POT DICTATOR

  3. No need to go to Angola for a few hours and jet back in, with technology these days you can do video conference , Skype, face time,African leaders are so dumb and waste resources in their cash strapped countries . very selfish individuals

    • And your point is? Just so you know, Angola sits on the UN Council for Security and will do so for the next 2 years. It is called international relations. So whether a dictator or not you comment is useless. Can you be any dumber? Smh

  4. Meeting for Old Fart Tin-Pot Dictators. Losers with so much pride who are ruling the world’s impoverished region on the face of earth.

    It’s only because Great lake s is far from europe, our people would have been among those hopeless migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea into europe. We deserve better leaders NOT these OLD FARTS who have hijacked the presidencies

    Museveni = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Kagame = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Kabila = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Dos Santos = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Nkuzunziza = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    “Edward” Lungu = Weak/dull wanna-be TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Magufuli = Wanna-be TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Mugabe = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Dennis Sassou Nguesso = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Omar Bongo = TIN-POT DICTATOR
    Idriss Deby = TIN-POT DICTATOR

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS REGION? I think it has the…

  5. CONT’D

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS REGION? I think it has the highest concentration of TIN-POT DICTATORs in the world & is unsurprisingly the worlds poorest/hungriest region.

  6. ECL is zambia’s President so let him do his national duties, unless you want him to boycot everything like some groups of poeple do. Reason!

  7. All lungus friends are despots and dictators who abuse democratic freedoms while destroying their countries.

  8. Lungu looking very un-Presidential – especially in the picture where he is sat on the chair next to Do Santos
    with his hands clasped. Very uninspiring posture.

  9. Zambians might call president Dos Santos a tin pot dictator but at least he’s turned Angola into an enviable economy.Angola GDP = $100b.
    Its a shame to us that the GDP of Luanda alone is more than the $19b GDP of all of our Zambia.

    • Do you know how much oil Angola holds ?.
      Do Santos ruled Angola when there was the highest oil prices ever and today Angola is running to the IMF is that a success ?

    • Do you know how much copper wealth Zambia holds? Do you know how much mineral wealth DRC holds? Those two are still economically stunted due to bad leadership.

    • What!!! don´t talk about things you don’t know baba. Enviable economy my foot! I am here in Luanda and what you are saying is nowhere near the truth. Even Zambia at this moment looks better. Now imagine that. For your information now the exchange rate between Kwanza(Angolan money) to kwacha can roughly be 16 kwanza to 1 kwacha. Though you can hardly ever find dollar in Angola now

  10. Harry Kalaba and Edgar Lungu picture so it is a Zambian thing where politicians have to kneel before one another depending on ranking! I don’t see it among other nationals for in most cases it is reserved for royalty or God! Anyway it is not something I would do for any mortal being like myself!

  11. Hiho hiho hiho hiho….but Edgar balimupela akafulo Ba Lesa, at the right age, young and energetic, nefi muchinshi sana. See how he is received by elder statesmen?
    Aba bambi limbi nga bafika 74 years tuka bomfwako ati president HH. Then he will be calling ba Lungu ati elder statesman. All that subject to civilised behaviour of course otherwise baka fwilafye muma cells yaba police nenda mu myona shabo. Anyway if the police rwmember that he is a donkey they will probably not lock.him up. They don’t lock up donkeys in Zambuan police cells, do they?

  12. EdwardCL is enjoying stolen victory not God given. His presidency is not from God being stolen. Just like driving a stolen car or living in a house bought with stolen money. (Thieves won’t see anything wrong with that) No matter what God gave the presidency to HH and the devil blocked it. Inevitably Zambia is not in God’s hands.

  13. Haters….let our Presido carry out his duties. Your denial will kill u, accept the fact that ECL is President and NO one will change that. You’ll be crying for 5 years, imagine that. Viva PF Viva ECL until 2026!

  14. ZAMBIANS NEED HH NHAN EVER BEFORE! WE HAVE SUFFERED FOR SO MUCH AND SO LONG ANDER THE RULE OF THE VISIONLESS PF LEADERSHIP. LUNGU’S AGENDA AT STATE HOUSE IS ONLY TO STEAL AND DESTROY. HE IS THERE TO LOOT OUR COUNTRY, TO AMUZE HISELF WITH ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, TRAVELLING AND TO BE SALUTED AT FOR DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING EXCEPT TO SLEEP ON DUTY, TO WINE AND DINE, TO DAY-DREAM AND TO PULL OUR COUNTRY BACKWARDS(DUNUNA REVERSE). WE NEED THE INITIATIVE, THE ENERGY, THE INNOVATION , THE ZEAL, THE DETERMINATION, THE HOPE WHICH IS IN HH. HH IS THE ONLY LEADER WHO CAN HEAL OUR LAND BY INTRODUCING WORKABLE POLICIES FOR THE ZAMBIANS AND FOR OUR ECONOMY. SUPPORT HH. WORK WITH HH. MOVE ZAMBIA FORWARD.

  15. Just to remind you that the former Gabon president Omar Bongo Ondimba died some years ago if not at least 7years back. I am so shocked to hear that he attended the Angola summit! Really? ?

  16. VIBANTU VA HH NIVIKOPO, NO WONDER YOU FOLLOW HIM BLINDLY, IS DO SANTOS DICTATING ZAMBIA? LET ECL RULE IN PEACE, ITS TIME TO MOVE ON AND DEVELOP ZAMBIA. GET A LIFE AND MOVE ON

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