RB attends USA poll convention

FORMER President Rupiah Banda has been invited in Philadelphia, to attend the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Pennsylvania, USA.

And Mr Banda has described the invitation as honouring, adding that he hoped to learn from the interactions at the convention.

Speaking on arrival in Philadelphia, Mr. Banda said he hoped to learn from the interactions at the convention.

This was according to a statement issued by the First Secretary for Press and Public Relations Ms Patricia Littiya at the Republic of Zambia Embassy in the United States.

Mr. Banda noted that he had, during his term of office, interacted with the presumptive democratic nominee Ms. Hilary Clinton, who visited Zambia during his tenure as Head of State.

He observed that Zambia was a young democracy whose participation at such conventions would help contribute to the country’s young democracy.

Mr. Banda applauded President Edgar Lungu and his Government for having facilitated the trip and commended the Zambian Embassy to the United States and the Permanent Representative to the UN for the delightful welcome.

The former Head of State was met in Philadelphia by outgoing Ambassador to the U.S. Palan Mulonda and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission James Chisenga.

Mr. Banda arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, to attend the National Convention of the Democratic Party (DNC) on Wednesday.

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