President Edgar Lungu says Zambia is committed to finding lasting solutions to regional conflicts.

According to PF media team, President Lungu said he looked forward to work with Ethiopia in conflict resolution in sub-regions.

On Tuesday, President Lungu welcomed Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn accompanied by other Ethiopian Government officials in the country who are on a Three-Day State visit.

“During Zambia’s tenure in the AU Peace and Security Council, I look forward to working closely with your Excellency in resolving the various conflicts on our continent, particularly within our respective sub-regions. This is in our quest to promote peace and security by ensuring the “silencing of guns on the African continent by 2020,” President Lungu said.

And President Lungu hailed Ethiopia for its role in safeguarding peace, security and stability in the East African region.

“Let me commend the Ethiopian government for the critical role it continues to play in safeguarding peace, security and stability in the East African Region. Zambia, as a member of the African Union Peace and Security Council, will continue to support efforts aimed at finding lasting solutions to Regional conflicts,” said President Lungu.

“Your visit is a clear demonstration of your personal commitment and the importance our two countries attach to our existing relations based on mutual trust and respect for the principles of freedom, unity, peace, justice, democracy and development.”