By Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC- Vice Premier Minister Willy Ngoopos says Zambia’s tourism sector has succeeded because of the country’s impressive peace credentials.

Mr. Ngoopos says Zambia has built its good tourism profile because it has never experienced wars.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Ngoopos was speaking shortly after visiting the Victoria Falls for in Livingstone.

Mr. Ngoopos noted that there is no tourist who can visit a country where there is no peace.

He urged Zambians to keep the peace the country has enjoyed since independence adding that without peace no tourism can thrive.

And Mr. Ngoopos who was visiting the Victoria Falls for the first time, described the natural wonder as unique.

He said Zambia as a country stands out in Africa because it is endowed with not only waterfalls but also wild animals.

And Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Vincent Mwale who accompanied Mr. Ngoopos to Livingstone said the Patriotic Front government has anchored the economy around tourism.

Mr. Mwale thanked Mr. Ngoopos for acknowledging Zambia’s peace credentials.

Mr. Ngoopos who was in the country for a bilateral meeting on the Kasomeno-Mwenda toll road and Luapula Bridge project has since left.