President Edgar Lungu has left for New York to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
The President left at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, around 2030 hours.
President Lungu was seen off by Vice President now Acting President Inonge Wina, Justice Minister Given Lubinda, Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo and other senior Security and government officials.
While, in New York, President Lungu, who will lead the Zambian delegation to the UN, has been tasked by the AU Heads of States to coordinate discussions on ending early child marriages, next Tuesday.
The AU is impressed with the strides Zambia is making in eliminating early child marriages and wants President Lungu to share with the world, some of the successes.
President Lungu will also attend a welcome dinner to be hosted by host and US President Donald Trump for all visiting heads of state on Monday evening in New York.
President Lungu is expected to arrive tomorrow, Sunday, September 23, 2018.
In the President’s delegation, Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji, Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, Gender Minister, Elizabeth Phiri.
President Lungu is expected to wind up his business at the UN on Friday, September 28, 2018.