PRESIDENT Michael Sata arrived today for the 69th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly where he will join other heads of State in the general debate and other deliberations.
The President arrived in the company of First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Robert Sichinga and his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah.
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, his Lands counterpart Mwansa Kapeya and Emerine Kabanshi from Community Development Mother and Child Health arrived ahead of the Presidential entourage.
Mr Sata arrived around 23:25 hours (about 05:25 Zambian time) at JF Kennedy International Airport.
This session’s theme is ‘Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda.’
The Zambian delegation will participate in the Climate Summit tomorrow to be convened by UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon.
Tomorrow the UN hosts the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The general debate opens on Wednesday and closes on October 3, 2014.
Also on cards is the High Level Dialogue with the First Ladies on Maternal and New-born Health Beyond 2014.
The UN headquarters is awash with pre-session activities as a number of Heads of State and other dignitaries will be participating in many activities.
While the president is away, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu, who is also the acting
Chief Justice Minister, will be the acting President