Lungu congratulates US President-elect Trump

President Edgar Lungu has congratulated United States of America (USA) President-elect Mr. Donald John Trump following his electoral victory in the November 8 presidential election. In a letter to Mr Trump, President Lungu said the outcome of the election reflects the trust and confidence the American people have reposed in Mr Trump to lead the country towards major transformation in the social, economic and political discourse as articulated in his campaign. President Lungu said the Zambian Government was looking forward to working with the new administration in addressing issues of mutual concern at both bilateral and multi-lateral levels for the benefit of the two countries and the global community at large. The President has also commended Democratic Party candidate Ms Hillary Clinton for her extraordinary grace in defeat, noting that she has demonstrated her patriotism to her country by stressing that the winner deserves the chance to lead so that the country moves forward. “Mr Trump was magnanimous in triumph and Ms Clinton was gracious in defeat. These important first steps from the two leaders have gone a long way to provide the necessary space for national healing needed after one of America’s most high-pitched election campaigns.” I also wish to congratulate President Obama for his onerous effort towards a smooth power transfer to the new President,” President Lungu said.