President Lungu Leaving for South Africa this Afternoon
President Lungu Leaving for South Africa this Afternoon

President Edgar Lungu is expected to arrive in New York, the United States of America on Sunday for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which officially opened on Tuesday, 12th September, 2017.

According to the statement released to the media by Mr Wallen Simwaka, the First Secretary for Press at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations, world leaders will be gathering at the United Nations Headquarters to outline their issues on the role of the United Nations in addressing pressing global challenges finding lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, climate change and conflict among others in the quest to build a safer and peaceful world for all.

The theme for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is; “Focusing on people: Striving for peace and decent life for all on a sustainable Planet”

Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Ambassador Chalwe Lombe said the President Lungu will have a busy schedule while here in New York as he is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday next week and deliver Zambia’s National Statement.

Amb Lombe said the 72nd UNGA is an opportunity for Zambia to advance its foreign policy and that His Excellency President Lungu attaches great importance to the global assembly of world leaders.

Briefing the Zambian delegates at the Zambia Mission to the United Nations in New York today, Amb Lombe explained that President Lungu as the champion against child early and forced marriages will on Monday chair a High Level event on Ending Child Early and forced Marriages which is being hosted by the Governments of the Republic of Zambia and Canada, together with UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA and the African Union (AU)

He said President Lungu would later during the day attend yet another High Level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at which the Member States will come together to strongly condemn the vice and commit themselves to combating the scourge.

The President will on Tuesday evening be among world leaders at a reception to be hosted by His Excellency, Mr Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America in recognition of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
“On Wednesday the Head of State will be among African Heads of State and Government to attend the African Union (AU) event under the theme; “year on demographic dividend; from Commitment to Action,” Amb Lombe said

He said there will also be held the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting, a Security Council meeting at summit level and many other side events on a number of issues.

He stated that President Lungu will also attend a meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika with the United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Zambia having escalated its fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic, His Excellency President Lungu has also been invited to join other leaders at the High Level event to Fast Track and End the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

His Excellency the President has a number of bilateral meetings lined up during the period that he will be attending the 72nd UNGA.

Given the wide range of issues on the UN agenda, the President’s delegation includes the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo, National Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa, Margarete Mwanakatwe, the Commerce and Trade Minister, Victoria Kalama of the Ministry of Gender, as well as Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya and other senior Government officials.

The President would return home soon after finishing his tight schedule in New York.

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31 COMMENTS

    • @Nostradamus
      Ahahahahah, jonathan is addicted to be recognized as “excellent” those who don’t recognize him as “excellent” will be arrested

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    • Lungu wants to justify his riches once called upon during investigation when he is out of power. International trips give the president huge allowances that is why he takes them whenever opportunity comes. He is saving and will continue to do so in order to use that as the way he got rich ins short time.

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    • @Flag Divide & Rule??? Kikiki.. I love the song, wendeke yandi kaimaima.. hahahaha. For sure the man will do more Dununa Reverse like last year. Zambians in New York?? Party time “Jonathan & Ester in the HOUSE”.. sure even the stupid Young Macky 2 on-board to spice the Party.

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    • This is too much. This man was in Swaziland at the end of July and then again in September. In between, he has been to Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa (a few times) and was all over the place. He doesn’t stay in Zambia for even close to half the time. Look at the other presidents including Khama and Zuma. They rarely travel and only go out once in a while.

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    • I think am drunk, you see my incomplete comments above?
      Kaiser shouldn’t dare NYPD, he be arrested this time around.
      HERRADURA I will kept it for Edgar, only if he comes without that thug Kaiser.

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    • Was the charter of “Global Express 6000” from Lanseria (LHA) or AFB Swartkop also budgeted? Its only (LOL) US$ 27,500.00 per hour +++!!!

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  1. 99 % of those commitments seem appropriate at ministerial level….is this crying for recognition or collecting allowances or both ???

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  2. What of the “Dundumwezi president-Kainde”,will he also attend the UN summit in New York?kikikikikiki indeed Zambia has only one president in Edgar Chagwa Lungu-the rest are just dreamers!!!
    I can imagine what goes on in Kainde’s mind whenever the head of state goes to meet world’s great presidents or leaders such as Trump,Putin,Theresa May,Xi Ping,name them in America!!he wishes icc declared him the 2016 winner-kikikikikiki.
    Wishing you all the best president ECL!!!
    Come 2021 NI PF NAFUTI NAFUTI!!!

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  3. JUST HOW MUCH IS A KA PRESIDENTIAL TRIP? I HATED RB FOR NOTHING BUT HIS INCESSANT VASCO DAGAMING.
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    Hou much are those allowances? To much palwendo mwe!

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  4. Globe trotting president with low average performance.I’d rather see Wrungu tour Misisi and Kamwala with this kind of underachievements.

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  5. A human is the useless creature ever in the world mostly those I know. That is why Jesus was killed for no proper reason but because of envy, hatred,jealous among many others. The fun thing is that many people do not understand anything about life. In my 29 years I have come to understand that there is a right time for everyone and if that time comes up to you no matter what, no body will be able to take it away from you. If you think twice and seriously about these two people Lungu and HH to be honest, they are too different creatures and very parallel in the way they think. HH was well known in politics than Lungu but what I don’t comprehend is that he was bitten twice with great green Gos. The way we think about HH is completely different from the way God thinks of him. God is still…

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  6. Lungu is not accountable to the People becoz he was not elected by voters . He is a computer generated President thats why Emmanuel Chavula ,the Ugandan was in the ECZ Server Room busy changing Election Results infavour of Lungu. Without Essau Chulu at ECZ,Emmanuel Chavula in the ECZ Server Room and Concourt ,Lungu wouldn’t be in State House today. Lungu is enjoying the benefits of a Stolen Election and that is why Lungu is blocking the Petition Hearing becoz he knows the Court will find him guilty of Electoral Fraud and breaking the Law when he refused to resign and handover Power to the Speaker of Parliament during Petition Hearing process. Lungu will pay the price when he leaves Office. Mulandu siuwola. Time will tell.

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  7. High Level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. I can’t help it but laugh cause this is the same president who was in Swaziland just a few weeks ago watching half naked vulnerable and poverty stricken young girls organised by the Swaziland King pimp.. we are wasting money here sponsoring lungu and gang.

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  8. The UN should include Zambia on the list of countries to be probed for Gross human rights violations.

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