HONE SIAME, Lusaka
PRESIDENT Lungu is saddened by the horrific death of more than 20 people in a terror attack in Britain’s Manchester City which also left more than 50 people injured on Monday night.
The President has learnt with a deep sense of shock the demise of victims of the latest terror attack in Europe.
In a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May, President Lungu says Zambia unequivocally condemns acts of terror in all their forms and manifestations, and that attacks of such nature, targeted at a youthful crowd, call for urgent concerted measures by the global community to combat terrorism and extremism.
This is contained in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda.
“We in Zambia join progressive humanity to condemn in strongest terms acts of senseless violence such as this and pledge full support to Your Excellency and the people of the United Kingdom as they confront the ugly face of terrorism.
“Through various international arrangements, Zambia wishes to renew its commitment to global efforts to fight terrorism,” President Lungu said.
The President said Zambians join the people of Britain in particular and the United Kingdom in general in mourning the departed and prayed that God will grant solace and fortitude to the bereaved families, and a quick recovery to the injured.
“On behalf of my Government, the people of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey to Your Excellency, Mrs Theresa May, MP, the bereaved families and the people of Britain, our heartfelt sympathies and condolences on this tragic loss. Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem,” he said.