ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT EXPRESSES CONDLOENCE OVER DEADLY TERROR ATTACK IN EGYPT

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 2 — President Edgar Lungu of Zambia has expressed his condolence to his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah al Sisi over the killing of more than 30 people in a terrorist attack in Egypt.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the AU Summit here last week, President Lungu said learnt with deep sorrow the cowardly acts of violence against Egyptians in Sinai and assured Egypt of Zambia’s support in that country’s efforts to combat terrorism.

The two leaders discussed several bilateral issues including bilateral co-operation to combat terrorism.

President Lungu also met Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming and praised the Chinese government for helping Zambia overcome many challenges.

The president cited the signing of various agreement by Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao when he visited Zambia as testimony of the close ties between the two countries.

Zhang said the Chinese government looked forward to working with President Lungu.

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas also he;d discussions with President Lungu and said Washington was happy with the manner in which Zambia’s recent Presidential election was conducted.

While in Addis Ababa, President Lungua also met Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta later called on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

SOURCE: ZNBC