President Edgar Lungu has congratulated United States of America (USA) President-elect Mr. Donald John Trump following his electoral victory in the November 8 Presidential elections.
According to the statement from the Special Assistant to President Amos Chanda, Mr Lungu said the outcome of the elections reflects the trust and confidence the Americans have in him to lead the country towards major transformation in the social, economic, and political discourse as articulated in his campaign.
He said the Zambian government looks forward to working with the new Administration in addressing issues of mutual concern at both bilateral and multi-lateral levels for the benefit of the two countries and the global community at large.
The President has also commended Democratic Party candidate Mrs Hillary Clinton for her extraordinary grace in defeat, noting that she has demonstrated her patriotism to her country by stressing that the winner deserves the chance to lead so that the country moves forward.
“Mr Trump was magnanimous in triumph and Mrs Clinton was gracious in defeat. These important first steps from the two leaders have gone a long way to provide the necessary space for national healing needed after one of America’s most high-pitched election campaigns.” I also wish to congratulate President Obama for his onerous effort towards a smooth power transfer to the new President,” President Lungu said.