Presidents Sata receives briefs from Ministers, leaves New York

President Sata at the New York Palace Hotel
President Sata at the New York Palace Hotel

Media Statement

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK, Saturday, 27 September 2014 – His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, today left New York where he had led a delegation to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Before departure President Sata held a meeting with his Ministers Honourable Mr. Harry Kalaba (Foreign Affairs), Honourable Mr. Yamfwa Mukanga (Transport, Communication, Works and Supply), Honourable Mr. Mwansa Kapeya (Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection), Honourable Ms Emerine Kabanshi (Community Development, Mother and Child Health) and Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Her Excellency Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota and Ministry of Foreign Affairs acting Chief of Protocol Mr. Humphrey Chibanda.

The President took time to ask each Minister to explain about the meetings they attended.

The Ministers briefed President Sata about the High-Level meetings they attended including the General Debate, Climate Summit, International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), among others.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs informed President Sata that he delivered the statement to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (26-September-2014) as assigned by the Head of State.

President Sata commended the Ministers for competently representing him and Zambia at the meetings.

After the meeting, President Sata, First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata and other officials walked to the waiting vehicles.

Issued by:


First Secretary for Press and Public Relations

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations