United States congratulates Zambia for upholding democracy

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Washington DC- Monday January 26, 2015
United States congratulates Zambia for upholding democracy
The Government of the United States has congratulated the people of the Republic of Zambia for conducting another democratic election.
States Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki said in a statement today that the US government looks forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and newly elected President Edgar Lungu.
Ms Psaki noted that together, the 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.” Ms Psaki said
She further noted that despite facing significant logistical challenges, Zambians went to the polls to uphold their democratic traditions.
Ms Psaki observed that the US government acknowledged the important work of the Electoral Commission of Zambia and its chair, as well as the domestic, regional, and international monitoring groups.
She said her government hoped that any issues out of the elections will be resolved in the same spirit and democratic tradition and encouraged the people of Zambia to move forward, in line with the national motto of "One Zambia, One Nation."
Issued by
Patricia Littiya
First Secretary (Press and Public Relations)
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
Washington DC 20008