President Michael Sata has arrived in Beijing for a seven-day official State visit and economic summit with a call for Africa to learn from China’s road to economic prosperity.
The president who is accompanied by three Cabinet members touched down at 21:45 hours at Beijing International Airport where he was met by Chinese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou Yuxiao and Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska.
Others on hand to welcome him were Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Margaret Miyoba, Zambia’s Ambassador to China Eva Fundafunda and Southern African Development Community (SADC) envoys accredited to China.
Mr Sata said Zambia was currently relying on Chinese expertise to pursue its infrastructural development agenda.
And Mozambique’s Ambassador to China Antonio Inacio on behalf of the SADC envoys who were at the airport to welcome Mr Sata said his visit was important for the enhancement of their agenda of regional integration through infrastructure development.
The other SADC envoys present were from Tanzania, Madagascar and Malawi.
The president who is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech on the island Boao at the Asian regional economic summit Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on April 7, would today fly into Sanya, a resort town south of Beijing for closed door talks before signing of bilateral agreements at the Sheraton Hotel on April 6 with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jingping.
He would then proceed to deliver his speech at the Sub-forum Africa: Rise of an Ancient Continent.
He would on the same day leave Boao for Sanya and for his flight to Shenzen where he is lined up to hold more bilateral talks with regional authorities and visit special economic zones.
President Sata is expected to end his visit after more bilateral discussions with Chinese Prime Minister Li Kequiang and chairperson of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng before later meeting with the Zambian community in China.
The president is among a select group of the prime speakers that will make presentations at the BFA which the Asia’s most prestigious economic forums.
twalumba you arrived safely ta!
Thank God for that, hope you come in one peace, takecare with that new flu we have heard about.
We wish you well while in China. Please good results that will improve and create jobs in Zambia.
Watch the Zambian Embassy in DC. They are sending misleading texts to Zambians regarding North Korea and the US.
Stopping reducing young girls to flower girls. Why doesnt Kaseba give flowers to her husband? This girl will grow up thinking she has to be submissive.
Ba Mwine!!!! Twapopwela mwane mwafika burongo tu akwe ku kyaina (China), Viva my black President @ work. Yay!
Hope our ba president had a safe journey to china, he is going to be signing a lot of investment contracts with the Chinese. next our president should visit Japan, North Korea & South Korea , Soviot Union (Russia)) and the Republic of Iran. God bless our president a long and healthy life.
he looks pale and sick. lets hope he will come back. i dont wish him the way levy left us. goodluck old sick man
is that a urine bag inside the lower left hand side of the jacket? tied to his waist. all my God save our president
Now lets wait for the drama
i meant not impressive a LOZI GIRL from BAROTSELAND giving flowers to Zambian President? Dont we have zambians in China???
China is polluted, Sata is even making it worse this weekend.
So wat if he has arrived…..is that news…..it was reasonably expected that he wud reach…
Leave my ka small Sisy for she z too young for criticism
soon and very soon some of you haters will commit suicide.Dont you realise that you have been proven wrong in everything in life.Cant blame you you may have just inherited hatred, its in your genes.Did you see the endless list of officials receiving our presdent. soon you will see the benefit of this trip to Zambia
LT, what is wrong with you? just put my comment through
some comments here are very stupid to say the lest…….
The mighty King Cobra at work! I and my family wish you well your Excellence! God bless
all you *****s that have nothing good to say about the head of state ,please desiste from comment ,find some thing to do unlike wishing ad health you hopeless monkeys .
there are two *****s that have written bad statements name chi bwalya and chiselema.
Mr President learn to smile. The little girl is smiling but you are not ? Why kukosa mutimi so monga ndimwe mfwiti? Mufisanji? Bad dental formula?
UKWA, good you arrived safely, but dont collapse like mwanawasa in middle of your keynote speech
Comments on this site are becoming childish and petty… It looks like education has worked for most people, or it could be some serious deficiency with regards to analytical thinking.. Time for me to keep away for now.
**has not worked..
Why do people lie on dear zambia that he is dead in china. we almost celebrated. Sad news guys call off the celebration he is still alive.
there is my president.mwanya bonse wishing my president ill things the illness will soon come to you.very soon mwalalwala denkete ba swine.my president show them that you are a man for the people ,hardwork and intellegent.chababa hungry hyena(hh) ena is going to have a private meeting with bulls and goats in choma.
i am just wonderin. Sata left Zambia on wednesday around 20.00 hours to Dubai- a 7 hours flight and should have connected with a flight of another 7 hours to Beijing. The trip in total should have taken at the most 15 hours. If the President arrived in Beijing at 21.45 Zambian time on thursday, then the trip took over 26 hours. Check the flight schedules and maps for emirates. Their flight out of lusaka goes to dubai first and connects to other destinations from there. Could have had a stop over for 7 hours along the way??????????????? but where???????????????
some haters will hang soon.you have been proved wrong in everything in life.hope you not suffering were you are. Did you see the list of officials receiving our president. i know you inherited hatred it is like an illness
#24, YOU ARE RIGHT. THIS SITE HAS BEEN INFESTED WITH ZWD BLOGGERS. I AM ALSO KEEPAWAFROM CONTRIBUTING MY COMMENTS. OTHERWISE ONE CAN BE BUNCHED TOGETHER WITH THE REST OF THE FOOLS.
I WISH WELL MR PRESIDENT WHILE ON TREATMENT IN CHINA ITS GOOD YOU WENT WITH ALEXANDER CHIKWANDA HE WILL KEEP SECRET OF YOUR TRATMENT BUT THE PICTURE DOESNT LOOK GOOD NO SMILLING ON THE LITTLE GIRL GIVING YOU FLOWERS SHAME ON YOU.
Wish the President and his entourage well in China. Let them make deals that can bring development and employment to Zambia. No Chinese should be allowed to run a chicken business in Zambia. Such businesses are better lfet with indigenous Zambians. Let Chinese bring equipment to mine the minerals, build roads to Shangombo etc..
Be careful Mr President. There is bird flu in China.
the girl looks so beautiful…tu lozi ni twaulemu eeehh…Mr president may God guide u in ur trip..mulande ifyamano mukwai
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