President Edgar Lungu has congratulated newly appointed Crown Prince of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman who is also Defence and Deputy Prime Minister.

The President has also congratulated His Majesty King Salman, saying Zambia was ready to work with His Royal Highness in consolidating the relationship of the two countries.

In a statement today, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said the Head of State sent a congratulatory message to Prince Mohammed in which he wished him the very best of lucky in his duties.

“Your Royal Highness, I wish to convey, on behalf of the government and people of the Republic Zambia and indeed on my own behalf my sincere congratulations on the appointment of Your Royal Highness as Crown Prince, and first in line to the throne of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On this joyous occasion, Please accept, Your Royal Highness my best wishes for your continued personal good health and the prosperity of your great Kingdom,” said President Lungu.

“The Zambian Government stands ready to work with your Royal Highness in consolidating the strong bonds of friendship that exist between Zambia and Saudi Arabia in efforts to improve the welfare of the peoples of our two countries.”