President Edgar Lungu has asked the church to quicken the process of dialogue between the Patriotic Front (PF) party and the United Party for National Development (UPND).
President Lungu said that he is committed to an open discussion with the opposition political party regarding issues that are affecting the two political players.
The President was speaking when he held talks with the European Union at State House today.
The Head of State said that both political parties should talk to their sympathizers and denounce violence in the country.
The Head of State noted that he will take it upon himself in denouncing violence during and after the elections in the country.
Mr. Lungu noted that it is the duty of political party leaders to talk to their sympathizers and denounce violence at all costs.
Meanwhile President Lungu has described the non-implementation of a SADC parliamentary forum as mind boggling.
The Head of State said he need to consult the Head of States to find out why the forum has not been set up despite pushing for it for over 20 years
President Lungu added that the idea is noble and it is working everywhere in Africa and wondered why it has not been effected in the SADC region.
Meanwhile the European Mission Heads of mission has described the meeting with the Head of State as fruitful.
The EU head of delegation Alessandro Mariani said the two political parties should emphasis on denouncing the political violence that has characterized the campaigns across the country.
He noted that there is need to revisit the reforms of the Public Order Act and the good policies that would govern the country.
Mr. Mariani noted that the EU is also committed to constituting a good team that will foster peace and security across the globe.
Meanwhile President of the SADC parliamentary forum Fernando Dos Santos said the SADC region is the only religion in Africa that has no parliamentary forum of its own.
He said the visit to President Lungu was aimed at lobbying for the forum after so many failed attempts to set it up.
He said the creation of the forum will enable the SADC region to share ideas and have modern laws that will improve the region.
Mr. Dos Santos revealed that the region has been advocating for a parliamentary forum for over 20 years and the process has not been sustainable.
He added that the setup of the parliamentary forum will help to accelerate economic integration in a quicker way.
Mr. Dos Santos noted that the parliamentary forum will not be a full legislative powers but will aim at setting up a parliament that will establish and improve laws.