Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has hailed the cordial relations existing between Kenya and Zambia and called for their strengthening for the benefit of the people of the two countries.
Musyoka said this Thursday when he received the Zambian minister for Defense Dr. Kalombo Mwansa who paid him a courtesy call at his office.
The VP thanked Presidents Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Rupiah Banda of Zambia for spearheading the relations which he said date back to pre-independence days.
“As African countries we share so much in common, that we should seek to deepen further our relationships to enable our people to reap maximum benefits,” Mr. Musyoka said.
Dr. Mwansa who was accompanied by the Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya Mrs. Christina Lambart also hailed the relations between the two countries.
The minister congratulated Mr. Musyoka for celebrating his political silver jubilee last weekend.
“I know it is not easy to achieve such a feat in a competitive democracy, it must be a statement of competency,” he noted.