Sata gets China BOAO forum invitation

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President Michael Sata has been invited by the People‘s Republic of China to attend a BOAO forum for Asia Annual Conference where he is expected to deliver a keynote speech in April this year.


This is according to a statement made available to ZANIS by the Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations George Chellah in Lusaka today.


Mr. Chellah said the conference will be held from 6th to 8th April this year under the theme “Asia seeking development for all: restructuring, responsibility and cooperation”.


The conference will be attended by over ten Presidents including Chinese leaders.


He named other prominent figures expected to attend the conference as head of the International Monitoring Fund (IMF) and eight other leaders of the international organisations.


He said approximately, 2,000 participants ranging from government representatives, business leaders, academicians and the media will attend this year’s conference.


Mr. Chellah explained that the BOAO forum was the most prestigious and premier meeting that hosts high leveled discussions for leaders from government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share their vision on most pressing issues in this region and the world as a whole.


He said the forum was committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals.


Mr. Chellah noted that the discussions at the forum will focus on economics, integration, cooperation, society and the environment.