Relationship between UK and Zambia at its best-Carter

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has congratulated President Rupiah Banda and the people of Zambia on the country’s National Day which falls on Saturday October 24.

Queen Elizabeth has since wished the people of Zambia happiness and good fortune in the coming year.

This is contained in a press release made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by the Press and Public Affairs Section of the British High Commission in Zambia.

“It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my warmest greetings on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of Zambia in the coming year”, Queen Elizabeth said.

And delivering the Queens Message, British High Commissioner to Zambia Tom Carter added his congratulations to the people of Zambia to mark the 45th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Zambia.

Mr Carter said Zambia and the United Kingdom share a great deal in common, adding that the relationship between the two countries is as warm now as at any point in the 45 years of independence.

The British High Commissioner said he has a pleasant task of working with the government and the people of Zambia to ensure that the special relationship between the two countries continues to thrive into the future as well.

He further acknowledged that Queen Elizabeth retains a warm and happy memory of her visit to Zambia in 1979 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting that was held in the same year in Lusaka.

Zambia will on Saturday October 24 celebrate her 45th independence anniversary since gaining her independence from British rule in 1964.

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