President Biden Expresses Condolences on Passing of Former President Kaunda

June 24, 2021


His Excellency
Edgar Lungu
President of the Republic of Zambia

Dear Mr. President:

On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my sincere condolences to the entire Kaunda family, as well as the people of Zambia, on the passing of former President Kenneth Kaunda.

President Kaunda played a central role in the Zambian story for more than half a century.  He led Zambia to independence, helped defeat apartheid in South Africa, and advocated for people living with HIV/AIDS.  He will be remembered as a leader, a statesman, and a tireless crusader for the Zambian people.

We celebrate the life and legacy of President Kaunda, and our thoughts are with his family and all who mourn him during this difficult time.


Joe R. Biden



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