The 15th COMESA Summit of Heads of State and Government enters its 2nd and final day this Saturday.
In his speech during a plenary session on Friday night in Lilongwe, Malawi, the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe congratulated Zambia for conducting peaceful elections last month.
Mr Michael Sata of the Patriotic Front emerged winner in the presidential race, and later appointed Doctor George Scott as Vice President.
President Mugabe noted that there is nothing odd in having a white Vice President as the whites are part of the black peopleâ€™s history.
He said Doctor Scott went to school in Marondera in Zimbabwe and was there in the era of the democratic party of the 1960s.
President Mugabe said Zimbabwe, appointed five white people in government, after independence.
Mr Sata however said he will fully support Malawian President, Professor Bingu wa Mutharika during his term of office as COMESA Chairman.
The Zambian President also paid tribute to President Mugabe saying he is a great inspiration to Africa.
The summit is being held under the theme; â€˜Harnessing science and technology for development.â€™