President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President-elect of the Republic of Zambia
President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Lusaka, Zambia to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President-elect of the Republic of Zambia on January 25, 2015.
The Honorable Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, will lead the delegation.
Members of the Presidential Delegation:
The Honorable Eric T. Schultz, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia
The Honorable Deborah L. Birx, Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator
Department of State Spokesperson
January 25, 2015
The Government of the United States congratulates the people of the Republic of Zambia for conducting another democratic election. Facing significant logistical challenges, Zambians went to the polls to uphold their democratic traditions. We acknowledge the important work of the Electoral Commission of Zambia and its chair, as well as the domestic, regional, and international monitoring groups. We hope that any issues will be resolved in the same spirit and democratic tradition. We encourage the people of Zambia to move forward, as their national motto states, as “One Zambia, One Nation.”
We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and its newly elected president, Edgar Lungu. Together, our two nations have a strong friendship on which to build. We cooperate on providing health care to those most in need, in promoting peace and security in the region, in attracting investment, and in spurring economic development. We look forward to an even more dynamic and positive partnership in the years to come.