Press release

President Ramkalawan extends message of congratulations to newly elected Zambian President

August 18, 2021

On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Seychelles, President Ramkalawan has extended a message of congratulations to the President-elect of the Republic of Zambia, H.E Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, following his victory in the country’s recent presidential election.

In his message, President Ramkalawan added that “On a personal note, your election to the highest office in the land, in the face of all odds and adversity, reminds me in no small measure of my own battles to bring lasting democracy and reconciliation in my country. Your success is testimony to your perseverance, to your democratic credentials and to the confidence and trust of the Zambian people in your leadership qualities. This is already in evidence as your predecessor and the people of Zambia already engage in the process of a peaceful transition of power. It is to their credit and I salute them”.    

The President also highlighted on the exemplary bond of friendship and cooperation that Seychelles and Zambia share, based on the principles of mutual respect, common values and common aspirations, both being members of the same international and regional organisations such as United Nations, the African Union, the Commonwealth and SADC.

“It is my hope that, during your tenure of office, we can further broaden and reinforce our bilateral and multilateral relations for the common benefit of our two countries and peoples,” concluded President Ramkalawan.