Lusaka, January 14, 2020, ZANIS—President Edgar Lungu has praised the cordial and strong relations that Zambia and Sudan have been enjoying.
And President Lungu has noted that African countries have woken up and have started achieving greater things.
ZANIS reports that President Lungu was speaking at State House in Lusaka on Monday when outgoing Sudanese Ambassador, Awad Ali, called on him to bid farewell.
President Lungu said it is important that Africans refrain from allowing interference in its affairs from forces outside the African continent.
The Head of State has further indicated that Africa has woken up to the reality that it can only advance in its affairs if it looks up to itself internally, and realise the potential that lies within the African Continent.
President Lungu hinted that he is a keen follower of the affairs in Sudan such as governance, and advised that the governance system of any African country must not be dominated by outsiders.
He said democracy has its own variations therefore, each country has its own version.
President Lungu has since thanked Mr Ali for his contribution to strengthening Zambia-Sudan relations.
And the President noted the possibility of the two countries partnering in areas of development such as agriculture, education and other exchange programmes.
Meanwhile, outgoing Sudanese Ambassador to Zambia, Awad Ali, thanked President Lungu for the support rendered to him during his stay in Zambia and as Ambassador.
Mr Ali stated that the relationship between Zambia and Sudan is critical not only for the two countries, but also for strengthening the African principles and the African Union.