President Edgar Lungu has reiterated that the country has learnt lessons following the petitioning of his re-election in the constitutional court after the 11th August 2016 general elections.

President Lungu hopes that relevant ministries will now take the responsibility to ensure that the constitution is fine tuned to avert such a situation.

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he said this when Sahrawi Arab democratic republic foreign Affairs Minister Salem Ould Salek paid a courtesy call on him at State House yesterday.

President Lungu assured the Minister that Zambia remained committed to strengthening relations with Sahrawi for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Dr. Salek informed the President that he was in the country to convey a congratulatory message on behalf of the President and the people of Sahrawi, on his re-election as President of the Republic of Zambia.

And Dr. Salek stated that President Lungu should be allowed to carry out his mandate without interference and that aggrieved parties could still seek litigation afterwards to avoid a power vacuum.

He extolled Zambia for playing a leading role and making immense contribution in the liberation struggle of the African continent.

However, Dr. Salek expressed concern at the long period of time that Zambia remained in a predicament after the general election.

The Minister also expressed gratitude to First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda for his huge contribution to the continent saying he was the first Zambian President and African leader to visit Sahrawi.

 

 

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