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President Lungu holds bilateral talks with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind


President Edgar Lungu with his counterpart President of the Republic of India, Mr Ram Nath Kovind, holds bilateral talks at State House on Wednesday, 11th April, 2018.

President Edgar Lungu says he has cherished the long and cordial relationship which has existed between Zambia and India.

President Lungu said the relationship between India and Zambia has been there before Zambia gained its independence in 1964.

President Lungu said this when he held bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Shri Ram Nath Kovind at State House in Lusaka today.

The Head of State affirmed that the visit by the Indian Head of State will enhance bilateral relations that the two countries have entered into.

And Indian President Nath Kovind said he is confident that the relationship which the two countries have enjoyed from the time of former President Kenneth Kaunda will continue.

Mr. Kovind commended Zambia for the peace and tranquility that the country has enjoyed over time.

This the first time in three decades that a President from India is undertaking a state visit to Zambia.

Early today, President Nath Kovind laid wreaths at the Presidential Burial Site in Lusaka.President Kovind who was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malangi paid his respects on the burial sites of late President Michael Sata, President Levy Mwanawasa and President Frederick Chiluba.

President Kovind is accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind and other Senior Government Officials.He is expected to conclude his three day state visit on Thursday April 11, 2018 after visiting the Victoria Falls in Livingstone.


  1. That is not President Lungu’s counterpart. His counterpart is the Prime minister of India. Anyway, it is interesting that Lungu is not traveling much since Kalaba left. Any theories?

  2. Africa lacks patriots and that is why we lag behind other nations. If people with HH’s mentality and his crew were all we had Zambia and Africa could not have attained independence. Corrupt, selfish, greed, tribal, delusional, unappreciative, brutal, selling, uncaring, etc!

  3. HH and its supporters want to destroy Zambia. Christians must be praying that the cancer be removed from the nation. I have changed my prayers.

    • @Sharon the issue is that these guys have spent so much money on election campaigns and as such will do anything possible in order to get into power for the only purpose of recovering all what they have spent. When you loose elections so many times you spend more as well. This is the way I look at the politics of the now Zambia

      The way forward for Zambia is to have as many young Zambians as possible into politics and leave them to make decisions about their future. Most of the politicians are old and sala ulalas

      To the Zambian youths stand up and be counted for you are the future. Aba kote bonse kuya mukulima chapwa

  4. Bwana muntu wandi, no need for press conference if you are working . Press conferences are for dictators to threaten opposition. Botswana The guy finished his terms not even a single press conference. Tanzanian President the so called tough guy no press conference, so why are you keen.

  5. Real power brokers and heavyweights like Netanyahu,Obama and Indian PM Modi have toured Kenya and Ethiopia while Zambia just gets figureheads?

  6. @Lukanga Kafusha Justice, I 100% agree with u. HH wants to recover from our economy what he has borrowed from his fellow masons from SA. So don’t vote for him. You will regret.

  7. He will sight see the Victoria Falls. Yet when ECL samples tourism on State visits, some regard it as vile yet the Board Meetings of the companies they dubiously commandeered from the masses are held in resorts.

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