PRESIDENT Michael Sata says President Barack Obama's re-election is an affirmation of the trust and confidence the people of America have in his leadership.
In a congratulatory message on the re-election of Mr Obama, President Sata said he recognised the significance of Mr Obama's endorsement for a second term of leadership.
He said this was an important opportunity to further the close co-operation between Zambia and America at this critical time in the political, social and economic evolution of the African continent.
"On behalf of the Zambian people, I wish to extend my warm and heartfelt congratulations to you on your re-election as President of the United States of America in what has been a closely contested election campaign," reads the excerpt from Mr Sata's letter to Mr Obama.
This is according to a statement released by President Sata's Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah.
Mr Sata said he looked forward to continuing to work closely with Mr Obama as the two countries endeavoured to strengthen the existing warm bonds of friendship.
The MMD has also congratulated Mr Obama on his election as American President.
MMD president Nevers Mumba congratulated the people of America for demonstrating once again to the world that a free and credible democratic process was the panacea for both peace and national development.