Lungu, Ramaphosa cement ties
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says Zambia and South Africa continue to enjoy economic and investment relations.
President Lungu met his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday in Pretoria.
The Head of State was accompanied by Foreign Affairs minister Joe Malanji, Presidential Affairs minister Freedom Sikazwe and Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba.
He said the two countries shared historical, cultural and enjoyed trade and investment relations.
‘‘Zambia and South Africa enjoy trade and investment relations and a long historical, cultural relations,’’ he said.
President Lungu congratulated Mr Ramaphosa for his election as ANC President during the 54th ANC Conference held at NASREC Johannesburg in December 2017.
He also congratulated President Ramaphosa in his eventual election by Parliament as President of the Republic of South Africa.
President Lungu also reaffirmed the close relations and mutual cooperation between Zambia and South Africa.
And President Ramaphosa said Zambia and South Africa enjoyed historical, cultural and good economic relations.
President Ramaphosa is the current Chairperson of SADC while President Lungu is Deputy Chair for SADC Organ on Politics and Defence.
Foreign Affairs minister Joe Malanji