President Lungu has called for enhanced stakeholders dialogue in resolving the political unrest that has rocked the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC- following the disputed Presidential election.
Meanwhile, the African Union has constituted a specialized committee to be headed by AU Chairperson President Paul Kagame that has been tasked to visit the DRC to help resolve the political standoff in the aftermath of the December 30, presidential poll.
President Lungu disclosed this to ZNBC News in an interview on Thursday after attending the High-level Consultative Meeting of Heads of States and Government that was held in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia.
The closed-door Heads of State Consultative meeting lasted over 7 hours.
President Lungu said President Kagame and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat will visit the DRC and interact with President Joseph Kabila and other stakeholders with a view of reaching a consensus.
President Lungu who is also Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Defence, Peace and Security said leaders from SADC, AU, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGR) were also tasked to brainstorm on how best the people of Congo could be assisted.
The Head of State further told ZNBC News that it is imperative that the option of dialogue is not ignored despite the decisions other leaders had previously suggested.
President Lungu was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji.