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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks on Lungu's Re-election as President of Zambia

2016-08-19

Q: The Election Commission of Zambia announced on August 15 that incumbent President Edgar Lungu was re-elected after polling 50.35% of the vote. What is your comment on that?

A: We have noted the report. China congratulates Zambia on a smooth presidential election and President Lungu on being re-elected. We believe that the government and people of Zambia will make bigger strides in the course of development under the leadership of President Lungu.

Zambia is a good partner, friend and brother of China in Africa. The Chinese side sets great store by its traditional friendship and relationship with Zambia. We are ready to bring our relationship of friendly cooperation to a higher level for the benefits of people from both sides through concerted efforts.

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