President Michael Sata has today left for Ethiopia where he is expected to attend the 20th African Union (AU) Summit.
Mr Sata left this morning at 10:30 hours at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
The President is accompanied by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah and First Lady, Christine Kaseba.
At hand to see off the President were Vice President, Guy Scott, Finance Minister, Alexander Chikwanda, Defence Minister, Geoffrey Mwamba and Information and Broadcasting Minister Kennedy Sakeni.
Others were Home Affairs Minister, Edgar Lungu, Lusaka Province Minister, Freedom Sikazwe, Senior government officials and service chiefs.
President Sata will be among other African Heads of State expected to attend the summit.
The summit, which will among other issues talk about conflicts in the region, would be held under the theme “Pan- Africanism and African Renaissance”.
This year’s AU summit is expected to attract over 50 heads of state and Government representatives.
The Head of State is expected to return home after the summit.