Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday commended neighboring Botswana for holding peaceful and democratic elections.
Last week, Botswana held elections which saw the governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) emerge victorious after securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51 percent of the vote.
In a congratulatory message, the Zambian leader said the holding of peaceful elections in Botswana was a demonstration of the commitment the country has continued to uphold principles of democracy, good governance and the rule of law.
Lungu said he was looking forward to working closely with re-elected President Mokgweetsi Masisi to further consolidate the bilateral relations and economic ties between the two countries.
Zambia wanted the two countries to build on the vision of their founding fathers of consolidating a common future that would ensure peace and prosperity of the people in the southern African region, he added. Enditem