President Lungu Arrives in New York and Being Welcomed by Lands Minister jean Kapata
President Lungu Arrives in New York and Being Welcomed by Lands Minister jean Kapata

President Edgar Lungu has arrived in New York to join other World leaders at the United Nations headquarters in New York for high level debates as part of the 74th session of the General Assembly in the United States of America.

The United Nations General Assembly provides a platform for discussing global developmental agenda, challenges, opportunities and a window for countries to promote their national interests and influence the global development agenda.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, President Lungu will participate in a number of important meetings convened by the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and the UN Secretary General António Guterres which include, Climate Action Summit and High Level meeting on Universal Health Coverage, High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

Mr Malanji said that President Lungu is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with other foreign Heads of State and Private sector representatives to maximize Zambia’s benefit from participating at the Forum.

“President Lungu will hold discussions with President Trump’s representatives from State Department while in New York and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.” He said.

He said the President will also hold discussions with representatives from General Electric the American company implementing the Batoka Gorge Hydroelectric project together with Chinese company Power China which will provide 2,400 MW to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The President Lungu is accompanied by Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme and Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Jean Kapata.

The President will return to Zambia immediately after attending the scheduled meetings and delivering his statement during the general debate at the United Nations.

The theme for this year’s session of the General Assembly is, “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate change and inclusion”.

The United Nations General Assembly provides a platform for discussing global developmental agenda, challenges, opportunities and a window for countries to promote their national interests and influence the global development agenda.

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41 COMMENTS

  1. Lesson learned: Other than drinking and a possible secret meet-up with some kith and kins on the US soils, i doubt Lungu will dare open up to meet the Zambian community again after the George Shikopa ordeal last year.

    Zero value to Zambians.

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  2. Where is Findley?Am sure he didn’t go for fear of being nabbed by US authorities.These guys are jokers always contradicting each other

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    • Is Lungu the biggest thing that has happened in New York today having left his hunger stricken country miles away?

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    • Jean Kapata last time she was in New York i bumped into her on Broadway….she was busy shopping and looking for shoes….just like the rest of the entourage

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    • The first 2 years of Edgar I used to go and welcome him, ask Chibaula Silwamba who was press fimofimo pa New York office.
      I was expecting alot from that Edgar and Bana Dalitso. (Ba)Edagar told us about building a House of prayers where he would spend most of his mornings. We donated alot of money. Up-to-day, not even a pocket of cement was purchased.
      I feel like going to go and get my $150 I gave Edgar, but he may hand me cash from Findlay.
      No I better enjoy the beautiful weather out …

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    • @1.3 Nostradamus
      You are such a liar….when Lungu was in New York last year and the year before…you were busy posting comments here on Lusaka Times…stop boza

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    • Jean Kapata and the entire PF bandits have relocated to New York…..they’re not even ashamed of themselves….wasting tax payers money left right and center

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  3. “President Lungu will hold discussions with President Trump’s representatives from State teDepartment while in New York”.

    President Trump’s representatives from State Dept? Do you find representatives of other countries at the State Department? Just want to associate the name of Edgar with that of Trump at every opportunity, this inferiority complex!! Or to impress the party cadres back home? Once they hear the names Trump and Edgar, the illiterate PF cadres will be all over the moon!

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  4. “The President will return to Zambia immediately after attending the scheduled meetings and delivering his statement…”
    Take your time Sir, we would not mind staying away for a week or two, we would not mind the allowances in this case. Just for us to take some fresh air from these Zambian politics.

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  5. Meanwhile the Cabinet scheduled its next meeting in New York where most of the Ministers relocated to welcome the President… I think they will decide on the next Eurobond for ZESCO kwamene-kwamene…

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  6. Why does lungu look under the influence of cocaine or heroin? We in upnd will ensure to clean up the drug cartels when we take over.

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  7. Whilst bitter Hakiende h and his inherited under 5 party without a Vice President is busy sending his vuvuzela aka mp  »mr one shot of whiskey mr speaker just one shot » to talk about blasphemy in parliament their most loath human is addressing the Gen assembly not distributing bags of mugaiwa in a suburb

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  8. With what’s going on at home I would plead the fifth.“Pleading the fifth is the act or an instance of asserting one’s right against self incrimination under the Fifth Amendment. It is the refusal to testify under oath in a court of law on the ground that the testimony might be used as evidence against the witness to convict him/her of a criminal offense.“ Anyway they are ready to sign our bilateral right not reflective listening to our speeches.

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  9. There are reasons for No eye contact. It is a science on its own. Having an interest in this area for years it tells me that he is trying to hide something. Our President should be advised to put on sunglasses at all times. That picture shows I would say no good.

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  10. Hahaha ati to join other world leaders..haha. listen chagwa isnt a ‘world leader’, his just a typical african tin pot dictator whose a parasite sucking the life out of an impoverished country, zambia.

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  11. On that picture, the man’s body language and face seem so negative and common!! Cheer up man!! Surely you’ve left the bad smells and dusty conditions of Zambia behind!

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  12. What is Kapapa doing in the USA if not shopping using tax payers money ? This government is packed with fools who have proved to be a drain on our economy which is in the intensive care of UTH .

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  13. Lungu there’s food shortages,load shedding ,mounting debts ,economy in neutral gear and corruption .The UNGA in New York should be the least of your priorities.

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  14. When does this fool ever sit on his desk to attend to pressing national matters? Really. The man is a Marco Polo, worse than Kanishamezi Bwezani Banda! Besides, who is going to listen to anything a fool leading a starving country has to puke out!

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  15. These blacks Love the White man’s America! They always say I want to step on the American soil before I die! If only they could make an America of the $hithole countries they come from! They have just gone for shopping using our tax money as usual! By the time these guys finish with Zambia, there will be nothing left! I wonder also if Zambia will be a comfortable home for them. They may run away when that time comes.

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  16. This is trip number 101 for President Lungu from the time he came into power. By elections time in 2021 he will have undertaken almost 200 trips

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  17. I hope all the trip objectives are on paper. If written by your secretary, Hope you had time to check them with a critical mind Mr President. Also, remember to learn something tangible from the trip. During the meeting try to make notes yourself Mr President despite of having your juniors. Compare your meeting summary with that of your secretary or whoever will be recording. Thereafter, sit and do the reflection. Please please.

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  18. It wouldn’t surprise us if Valden Findley turned up somewhere on the entourage. Whatever, brings the two together so that they have become inseparable!! Abalye mbulu balapalamana, so goes the adage. One is left how safe state secrets are in the hands of a character alleged to be a drug baron.

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  19. “…….President Lungu will participate in a number of important meetings convened by the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and the UN Secretary General António Guterres which include, Climate Action Summit ……..”

    With a straight face after destroying and looting reserve forests with his gang in his country, he goes with a begging bowl for support to mitigate climate change…….

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  20. sa president skipped this trip to deal with domestic issues. not ka lungu.
    busy going there like anybody even knows who he is. he never misses a chance to travel. that’s all he knows.
    waste of resources

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  21. Just why do these guys meet in the USA. What is it that has come out of the UN meetings. Nothing at all. Just wondering why they meet

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  22. BOSS,YOU DECIDED TO GO TO NEW YORK WHEN YOU COULD HAVE SENT A MINISTER OR ABASSADOR.THIS IS A WASTEFUL OF RESOURCES. WE HAVE ALOT OF UN ADDRESSED ISSUES. SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT RAMAPOSA DIDN’T TRAVEL BUT SENT IN HIS JRS. BUT,Y IS THIS MAN HAVE SUCH A HEARTLESS? MEALIE MEAL IS WAY BEYOND OUSELVES,HUNGER, FUEL ETC. ALOT OF ISSUES ARE JUST PILLING UP INTEAD OF ADDRESSING OR ATTEND TO THEM AND REASON WITH US BUT U DECIDE TO GO TO NEW YORK. TO GO AND DO WHAT?AS THOUGH YOU ARE PRESENTING ANYTHING OR GIVE A TALK.NOTHING JUST SEATED IN THE AUDIENCE. BOSS,GET TO BE REAL. A FEW DAYS U WERE IN INDIA, CHINA, ZIMBABWE, NOW USA. WHAT WRONG HAVE ZAMBIANS DONE TO YOU?

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  23. Comrades, the USA Ambassador in Zambia represents Donald Trump and the State Dept. He can be met and issues discussed here. That would save a lot of money.

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  24. Where is the next destination of landing for our Zambian Apollo 11??? Is it going to land on Mars, Pluto or possibly Mercury (the hottest planet?)

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