President Michael Sata has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 21st AU Summit of Heads of State and government .
The summit, which is anchored on the theme “Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance” is scheduled to take place from the 26th to the 27th of May at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Over 45 Heads of State and government representatives are expected to attend the Summit which will coincide with the Golden Jubilee of the African Union.
President Sata is accompanied by First Lady Christine Kaseba and his Special Assistance for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah.
The President was received at Boli International Airport by Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture, Tefra Derbew, and other official from the Ethiopian government.
Also on hand to receive the president were Foreign Affairs Minister Effron Lungu, Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Susan sikaneta.
The AU Summit, which is also celebrating its Golden Jubilee of the defunct Organization of African unity (OAU) is also expected to honour Zambia’s first Republican President, Kenneth Kaunda, for among other attributes, his contribution to the liberation of African countries from colonial rule.