President Hakainde Hichilema has arrived at Parliament for the ceremonial opening of the first session of the 13th National Assembly.
President Hichilema who arrived at about 10:00 hours was received by the service chiefs and other government officials.
Immediately after arrival, a 21 gun salute and a flypast were conducted in his honour.
The Head of State later inspected the guard of honour which was mounted by the Zambia Army.
And the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti later led President Hichilema to the chamber to deliver his maiden speech.
Vice President Mutale Nalumango arrived at 09:45hrs in the company of her husband Max Lubinda Nalumango, before the arrival of the President at parliament grounds.
Meanwhile, there was a mood of jubilation as traditional dances from different regional parts of the country performed at the parliament grounds.