Lungu in New York for UN summit

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu arrived in New York yesterday around 11.00 hrs local time ahead of the official opening of the United Nations general assembly today by Pope Francis.

The president was welcomed at the Palace Hotel by Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, Gender Minister Nkandu Luo and permanent representative to the United Nations Mwaba-Kasese Bota.  Mr Lungu who will tomorrow deliver his maiden speech to over 150 world leaders will participate in the three-day review summit of Millennium Development Goals.   After the MDGs deliberations on Sunday, the world leaders will on Monday start deliberations on sustainable development agenda.