President Emmerson Mnangagwa has congratulated incoming Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema and assured him of his commitment to deepening relations between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
We publish below the congratulatory message in full:
Your Excellency and Dear Brother,
I am gratified to warmly congratulate you on your election as President of the Republic of Zambia. Your election to the highest office is ample testimony to the confidence and trust that the people of Zambia have in your leadership to guide the country to a prosperous future.
As you assume your term in office, I wish to assure you of my availability to work closely with you to solidify and deepen the cordial relations that exist between our two sister Republics, for the mutual benefit of our two peoples.
I also wish to assure you of my readiness to work closely with you at the regional, continental and international levels as we seek to advance the ideals of development, peace and stability.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you personal good health and success in the discharge of the onerous responsibilities of your high office.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest esteem.
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE