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President Kovind arrives in Lusaka, accorded ceremonial reception

ANI | Updated: Apr 10, 2018 22:26 IST

Lusaka [Zambia], Apr 10 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind, along with First Lady Savita Kovind on Tuesday arrived in the capital city of Zambia Lasuka as part of his three-nation Africa tour.

The President also received a ceremonial reception.

President Kovind is on a three-nation state visit to the African countries-Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia from April 7 to 12.

On Sunday, he wrapped up the first-ever visit of an Indian head to Equatorial Guinea, where, President Kovind announced to open an Indian embassy to strengthen the diplomatic ties between the two countries.

He arrived in Swaziland on Monday where he met Swaziland's King Mswati III at the Lozitha Palace.

The President addressed the gathering in Swaziland's Mbabane and also underlined the benefits of Ayurveda and the traditional medicines of Swaziland.

Zambia, the current stop of the President's Africa tour, is unique in Africa for being one of the oldest democracies with an uninterrupted and peaceful transition of power. The country has a multi-party democracy since 1991. (ANI)