President Banda Congratulates Tanzanian President

November 9, 2010

LUSAKA, Zambia, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — His Excellency, Mr.
Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, on Friday conveyed a
congratulatory message to his counterpart, His Excellency, Mr. Jakaya Mrisho
Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, for having won the
recent presidential election in his country.

The President said the re-election of President Kikwete following the
October 31st, 2010 elections, was a sure testimony of the confidence and
trust that the people of Tanzania and Zanzibar have in his exemplary and wise

“I have no doubt that you will use your second term of office to steer
your great country to further economic development and prosperity in
accordance with the expectations of the majority of the Tanzanian people,”
President Banda said in his letter of congratulations to President Kikwete.

President Banda said he looks forward to working closely with President
Kikwete to solidify further the excellent relations existing between Zambia
and Tanzania for the benefit of the people of the two countries.

In addition, President Banda has extended his congratulatory message to
the newly elected President of Zanzibar, His Excellency, DR. Ali Mohammed
. President Banda said the leadership qualities and passion for public
service have helped Dr. Shein win the October 31st, 2010 elections and wished
him the best during his tenure in office.

President Banda, who is also chairman of the International Conference of
the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), was invited by the Tanzanian Government to
join other African Heads of State at the inauguration of President Kikwete in
Tanzania’s capital, Dar Es Salaam on Saturday.

President Banda left for Tanzania on Saturday morning and returned after
the ceremony. The President is also chairperson of the Southern Africa
Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security
Cooperation, which is responsible for conflict resolution in the region.
Tanzania is a member of both ICGR and SADC.

SOURCE State House Lusaka, Republic of Zambia

Source: newswire

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