President Edgar Lungu is tomorrow expected to travel to Botswana for the inauguration of that country’s elected leader Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi.

This follows Dr Masisi’s landslide victory in Botswana’s October 23 general election.

And Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe confirmed President Lungu’s travel, adding that he will return home as soon as the event ends.

Meanwhile, President Lungu congratulated Dr Masisi and the people of Botswana for the successful holding of peaceful elections.

“His Excellency Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, is scheduled to travel to Botswana to attend the swearing-in and inauguration of his counterpart Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi as President of the Republic of Botswana. The swearing-in and inauguration of Dr Masisi as President of the Republic of Botswana follows national elections, which were held on October 23, 2019, in which he emerged winner with a landslide victory, and was declared winner in the Botswana Democratic Party ticket on October 25, 2019. The President returns home as soon as the event concludes,” announced Chipampe in a statement.