Chomba MUSIKA, Lusaka
British High Commissioner to Zambia Fergus Cochrane-Dyet has said respect for a head of State is cardinal in international rules and democracies.
In reference to “incidences in
Western Province”, Mr Cochrane-Dyet said that was provocative and lacked respect.
During the recent Kuomboka ceremony in Western Province, a convoy of United Party for National Development (UPND) vehicles resisted police orders to give way to a presidential motorcade.
“It should be possible to combine respect and adherence to Zambian protocals with disagreements and even legal challenge,” Mr Cochrane-Dyet said, noting that President Lungu is the duly recognized President of Zambia.
He said this yesterday at a reception he hosted at his residence in Lusaka to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 91st birthday.
Mr Cochrane-Dyet called for dialogue to ease political differences and ensure that Zambia is not distracted from its economic development agenda.
And speaking on behalf of Government, Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya said Zambia appreciates social and economic support Britain has continued to provide.