Tourism Deputy Minister David Phiri is expected in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today (Sunday 28th April) to discuss progress made towards the hosting of the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Livingstone and Victoria Falls in August this year.
Mr Phiri and Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Walter Mzembi are expected to jointly brief AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Clarice Dlamina- Zuma on the preparations made by their respective governments towards the co-hosting of the mammoth event.
The two Ministers will meet Dr Zuma on Monday 29th April at the AU New building complex in Addis Ababa.
The meeting is a good opportunity for Zambia and Zimbabwe to lobby AU Member States to participate in the 2013 UNWTO General Assembly.
Mr Phiri will present the brief on Zambia’s preparations on behalf of Tourism Minister Silvia Masebo.
This is contained in a statement by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian High Commission in Ethiopia, Dorcas Chileshe.