President Edgar Lungu has congratulated his Rwandese counterpart Paul Kagame for his election victory.

According to a statement issued by Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, President Lungu said President Kagame’s victory was as a result of the confidence that people had in him.

“His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has congratulated Rwandan President Paul Kagame following his resounding victory in last week’s Presidential election. The President has said Mr Kagame’s re-election is a demonstration of the confidence the people of Rwanda have in his leadership and vision for that country. In a congratulatory message to Mr Kagame, the President said, the Zambian Government looked forward to continued cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Rwanda in addressing issues of mutual interest at bilateral and multilateral levels,” stated Chanda.

“The President also said the Zambian Government was keen to enhancing cooperation between Zambia and Rwanda in key sectors of the two countries’ economies for their mutual benefit, as well as for the advancement of the regional and African developmental agendas.”