ALL is set for the African Union (AU) Committee of 10 (C10) Summit to be held in Livingstone this week to push Africa’s agenda on the United Nations (UN) reforms particularly as regards the Security Council.
10 Heads of State are expected to attend the Summit on May 9, 2015 at David Livingstone Safari Lodge from Algeria, Libya, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia as host.
The Livingstone Summit, which would be hosted by Zambia’s Republican President Edgar Lungu, would be held under the theme ‘The Livingstone Strategy for Accelerating the UN Reforms’.
A committee of 10 countries was constituted at the Ezwilini Summit in Swaziland, comprising of two countries from each region, whose task was to lobby the Permanent members of the UN Security Council to support Africa’s position.
Zambia and Namibia are the founding members of the C10 representing the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
At the Livingstone Summit, Zambia will be presenting a joint report with Uganda on a task they were given to lobby the Permanent members of the Security Council.
Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba is expected to host a reception on May 7, 2015 at Royal Livingstone while a State Banquet is expected to be hosted by the President on May 8, 2015 at the Boma arena of the Royal Livingstone.