Zambia President Lungu arrives in Windhoek
26 Aug 2015 07:40am
WINDHOEK, 26 AUG (NAMPA) President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu arrived in Windhoek Tuesday afternoon at Eros Airport for the commemoration of Heroes' Day on Wednesday, 26 August 2015.
As a guest of honour, President Lungu was received by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and Namibias Minister of Justice, Albert Kawana.
Accompanying President Lungu are Zambia Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba; Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda; and Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs, Kaizer Zulu.
President Lungu became the President of Zambia on January 20th 2015 after the death of President Michael Sata in 2014.
Separated by the Zambezi River, Namibia and Zambia are two Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states with history in fighting for independence. Zambia supported Namibia in her fight for liberation from the apartheid regime under South Africa and the liberation movement, SWAPO, had their office based in Zambias capital, Lusaka, from 1964 to 1975. Some of the many fighters during the liberation struggle received training in Zambia. The two SADC member states now boast trade relations to the volume of about N.dollars 200 million.