United States of America (USA) secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Zambia’s democratic institutions and its efforts to promote transparency and accountability in government are key to its future stability and prosperity.
On her congratulatory message to Zambia on mark Zambia’s 45 years of independence from Britain, Clinton said:
“On behalf of the United States, I offer warm wishes to the people of Zambia as they celebrate forty-five years of independence on October 24.
“The partnership between our nations is grounded in mutual respect and mutual responsibility, and it enhances the security and prosperity of all our people. We are working together to fulfill the promise of democracy: education, health, and prosperity for every Zambian.”
She said that Independence Day is an opportunity to honor Zambia’s tradition of unity and peace, reflected in the motto “One Zambia, One Nation,” and to reaffirm its commitment to a democratic future that ensures respect for individual freedoms and responsible governance.
“President Obama and I believe in Zambia’s promise and we are committed to Zambia’s future. On this historic occasion, I congratulate the people of Zambia on their accomplishments and look forward to deepening and strengthening our partnership,” she said
And President of Bangladesh Zillur Rahman and his Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday extended their warmest greetings to the Zambian President Rupiah Bwezani Banda on the occasion of his country’s independence day.
In a message on the eve of the day, President Zillur Rahman expressed his confidence that the existing brotherly relations between the two countries would be further strengthened in the years to come.
He wished his Zambian counterpart good health, happiness and long life and also continued peace, progress