Republican President of Zambia Edgar Lungu says the country remains committed to further enhance the bilateral cooperation between Zambia and Namibia.
President Lungu says there is need enhance the Zambia-Namibia Permanent Commission (JPC) which is intended to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in key sectors of the economy such as agriculture, fisheries and tourism among others.
Zambia and Namibia should implement strategic regional projects such as the Walvis bay, Ndola-Lubumbashi corridor and the trans-caprivi rail project, Mr. Lungu said.
“ The two countries are supportive of international efforts aimed at the peaceful resolution of conflicts on the African continent and other parts of the world, “ he said.
The President said this during a State Banquet he hosted for the Namibian President Hage Geingob and the First Lady Monica Geingob in Lusaka today.
And his Namibian counterpart , President Hage Geingob said he is grateful to the Zambian government to grace this year’s Agricultural and Commercial Show under the theme : ’Managing Environment for Growth”.
Dr. Geingob said his country appreciates the important role that Zambia played in its struggle for independence which was spearheaded by First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda.
He also called on Zambians to remain peaceful as the country goes to the polls next month because Zambia was on record of being a peaceful country.