Angolan President Joao Lourenco has arrived in the country for a two day state visit at the invitation of President Edgar Lungu.
The plane carrying President Lourenco touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) at about 09:40 hrs.
ZANIS reports that the Angolan Leader was received by President Lungu, Cabinet Ministers, Service Chiefs, senior government and party officials, diplomats and Angolan officials and residents in Zambia.
President Lourenco was accorded a 21 gun salute and a guard of honour mounted by the Zambia Army.
The two Heads of State took time to watch Angolan traditional dancers displaying their talent and waved in solidarity to Angolan residents that thronged the KKIA to receive their President.
President Lourenco is accompanied by First Lady Dr. Ana Afonso Dias Lourenco, Cabinet Ministers and Angolan government officials.
The Angolan Head of State will later hold bilateral talks with his host counterpart President Lungu to reinvigorate existing ties between the two countries that date back to the liberation era as well explore the areas of mutual cooperation such as peace and security.
After the bilateral talks, the two leaders will witness the signing of bilateral agreements to strengthen trade and development cooperation in various sectors of the economy.
President Lourenco will also lay wreaths on the mausoleums of Zambia’s late Presidents at the Embassy Park, the Presidential Burial Site and later pay a courtesy call on Dr. Kenneth Kaunda.
The Angolan Leader will also grace the Angola-Zambia Business Forum and later attend a state banquet to be hosted in his honour by his counterpart President Lungu.
President Lourenco will tomorrow tour the Steel manufacturing Plant in Kafue before returning to his home country later in the day