President Edgar Lungu has said Africa feels lonely and left out due to non-representation in the United Nations (UN) Security Council.
President Lungu said it was sad that despite having the majority representation at the UN, the continent has no representation at the highest UN organ.
Mr. Lungu said most of the matters discussed at the UN Security Council meetings pertain to Africa hence the need to have the continent effectively and efficiently represented.
The President was speaking to journalists at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka May 8th shortly before departure for Livingstone to attend the Committee of -10 (C-10) on United Nations Security Council reforms summit tomorrow.
He has however expressed hope that the C-10 summit will help push the continent’s agenda to have representation at the UN Security Council.
And Mr. Lungu said Zambia will continue to respect the constitutions of other African countries.
He however urged African leaders to learn to respect their constitutions and the people they govern.
Mr. Lungu said it was the constitution that determines how one gets in and out of power hence the need to respect it.
The President was seen off by Vice President Inonge Wina, Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska, several cabinet and deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, senior government officials and Patriotic Front (PF) party officials.
Deputy Defence and Service Chiefs were also present to see off the Head of State.
Countries attending the C-10 summit are Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Libya, Senegal and host Zambia.