Lusaka, May 16, 2019, ZANIS---President Edgar Lungu has appreciated the bilateral ties that exist between Zambia and Ireland, in the health and education sectors.

The Head of State has reiterated that the two countries have cooperated very well towards enhancing the education and health sectors.

"Zambia has benefited immensely from contributions made by Ireland in schools and colleges countrywide", President Lungu said.

President Lungu was speaking today when Kevin Kelly, the Special Envoy to Ireland’s Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, paid a courtesy call on him at State House.

And Special Envoy to Ireland’s Prime Minister Kevin Kelly has thanked the Zambian government for support rendered to that country at the United Nations Security Council.

Mr Kelly also notes that Zambia has a strong track record both at the United Nations (UN) and in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region for being peaceful and also being a beacon of freedom in Africa.

The Special Envoy says as a way of supporting peace, through its embassy, Ireland will engage someone who will be sharing experiences on the peace process, in the coming month.