President Hakainde Hichilema is today expected to travel to the United States of America for the United Nations General Assembly.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stanley Kakubo says President Hichilema will be accompanied by Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane.
Mr. Kakubo says President Hichilema is scheduled to deliver his maiden address to the UN General Assembly on September 21st, 2021.
He says on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the President will participate in high level summits which include the 2021 SDG Moment and the High level Dialogue on Energy.
Mr. Kakubo says President Hichilema will also pay a courtesy call on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and hold several bilateral meetings with other world leaders, including the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
He says during this visit, the President is also scheduled to travel to Washington D.C. where He Will Hold A Historical Meeting With The Vice President Of The United States Of America, Kamala Harris.
He said the President will also hold meetings with the heads of the International Monetary Fund – IMF and the World Bank.
Mr. Kakubo says Government remains confident that this landmark visit will translate into tangible benefits for the ordinary people of Zambia.
He says President Hichilema and his delegation are scheduled to return to Zambia on 27th September, 2021.
Mr. Kakubo was speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday.