Zim, Zambia are 'Siamese twins' - Lungu

2015-04-30 18:03
President Edgar Lungu (File: AFP)

President Edgar Lungu (File: AFP)

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Harare - Zimbabwe and Zambia are "Siamese twins" and their citizens have always worked together well, Zambian President Edgar Lungu said.

Speaking as he officially opened the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo, Lungu said: "Zimbabwe occupies a special space in my heart of hearts and it was the first country I visited after assuming office in January this year."

"I will not mention the nocturnal visits I was making before I was elected," Lungu, 58, joked.

The Zambian president last held talks with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in February just after he won presidential elections to replace Michael Sata who died last year.

Earlier this week. Lungu said that he was "learning a lot" from host Mugabe after he paid him a visit at State House in Harare.

Mugabe, 91, was at the fair for the opening ceremony, a day after he officiated at a SADC summit on industrialisation in Harare which Lungu also attended.

Mugabe's wife Grace's Alpha and Omega Dairy in Mazowe won the prize for best Zimbabwean exhibit in the food category, state ZBC television showed.

Former education minister David Coltart tweeted about the fair: "So the flypast at ZITF 2015 was done by 4 rather ancient helicopters.... #whathashappenedtoallourjets?" 

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