LUNGU regrets S.A attacks

President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia and other regional leaders are closely working with South Africa to halt Xenophobic attacks in that country.

President Lungu has also described attacks on foreigners in South Africa as regrettable but is hopeful that the leadership in that country will speedily address the problem.

President Lungu said this at State House on Thursday , when he received letters of credence from three new Ambassadors, accredited to Zambia.

The envoys are South African High Commissioner-Designate, Sikose Ntombazana, Bostwana’s Lebonaamang Thanda Mokalake and Abdullah Abdulrahman Rashed Lowaifee from Saudi Arabia.

And South African High Commissioner, Ms Ntombazana says the region is marching forward in democracy and national building path, adding that Zambia is a leader in this arena.

Mr Mokalake of Botswana expressed happiness with the bilateral co-operation between his country and Zambia, in areas such as education and health.

And the Saudi Arabian Ambassador, Abdullah Abdulrahman Rashed Lowaifee praised Zambia’s socio-economic progress.