President Sata said he learnt with great sadness the untimely death of His Excellence Hugo Chavez.
This is contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Special Assistant to the President, Press and Public Relations George Chellah.
The President said Hugo Chavez will be remembered for his genuine concern for the poor and efforts to improve on infrastructure, education, health and literacy levels in his country.
Mr Sata said he hoped the people would remain determined and united as the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela continues with Chavez’s legacy.
He said the Republic of Zambia joins Venezuela in morning President Chavez and assured them of continued support in their future endeavours.
President Sata has also hoped for improved bilateral relations between Zambia and Venezuela.
President Chavez 58, of Venezuela, died this week on Tuesday March 5th after suffering from cancer for nearly two years.