Lungu joins global leaders at UN

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu receiving a bouquet from Mumba Chanda on arrival at the Palace Hotel in New York City yesterday. PICTURE: BRIAN MALAMA

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu arrived here yesterday to join global leaders who have gathered for the 73rd United Nations (UN) General Assembly discussing issues of universal interest.
Mr Lungu was received at Teterboro International Airport by Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Lazarous Kapambwe, ministers of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji, Health Chitalu Chilufya, National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme and Gender Elizabeth Phiri.
The assembly, which opened on September 18, is themed: “Making the United Nations relevant to all people: Global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies”.
Today, President Lungu will attend a high-level plenary meeting called the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, which precedes the annual gathering of heads of state and government.

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