Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has arrived in Livingstone to assess if the tourist capital is ready to host the forth coming African Heads of State and Government Summit on the United Nations Security Council in May.
Speaking in an interview with Journalists on arrival at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula international airport in Livingstone this afternoon, Mr. Kalaba disclosed that 10 African Heads of State and Government are expected to attend the Summit.
Mr Kalaba named the countries as Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, Libya, Liberia and Uganda.
The other countries are Kenya, Namibia, Congo Brazzaville, Serra Leone and the host Zambia.
Mr Kalaba said the country anticipates to host close to one thousand visitors during the Summit adding that government would ensure that the delegates will have enough accommodation wherever they will choose to stay as well as providing good facilities in order to service the Summit efficientll.
Mr. Kalaba charged that as Foreign Affairs Minister he had travelled to assess if Livingstone would be a suitable place for the Summit so that the government can commenced the preparations.
He said The UN Security Council was an important body and that Africa has no representation in the grouping adding that Zambia was privileged to have been chosen to be among the 10 African countries that will spearhead this process to correct the historical injustice on Africa.
Mr Kalaba explained that a third of the membership of UN is drawn from Africa while three quarters of the problems that the UN Security Council deals with are also African related.
Mr. Kalaba said it had become imperative therefore for Africa to have a Seat and contribute effectively to the UN Security Council.