Zambian President Edgar Lungu
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu is expected in South Africa to attend the 25th African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government Summit, a statement released by the Zambian Embassy in South Africa on Friday said.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

The Zambian leader is expected to leave for South Africa on Friday afternoon for the Summit, which will run from June 14 to 15, and will be accompanied by First Lady Esther Lungu who is expected to attend the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/ AIDS (OAFLA), according to a statement released by Press Secretary at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa.
According to the statement, the Zambian leader is also expected to hold bilateral talks with his counterparts from various African countries and observer countries as well as senior representatives of some international organizations, including the United Nations (UN) women, who have identified him as one of the leaders to feature in a television documentary which will focus on women issues.
The summit, which has been preceded by the 30th Ordinary Session of Permanent Representatives Committee held on June 7, and followed by the 27th Executive Council from June 10 to 12 is being held under the theme “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.
The Summit is also expected to address other topical and strategic issues as well as adopt the implementation of the first ten-year plan towards the agenda 2063 program.
Agenda 2063 is a 50-year strategy to optimize use of Africa’s resources for the benefit of all Africans and is divided in long and short-term implementation plans which are 25, 10 and 5 years respectively. Enditem



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