Lungu leaves for China

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu

President Edgar Lungu last evening left the country for China for an official working visit.


President Lungu, who is accompanied by First Lady Esther Lungu and his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda, left Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 21:40 hours aboard an Emirate flight.


Mr. Lungu was seen off at the airport by Vice President Inonge Wina, Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili and Deputy Minister at State House Mulenga Sata.


Several other cabinet and deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, senior government officials including the defence and security chiefs were also present to see off the head of state.


While in China, President Lungu is expected to address the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference which will be attended by other heads of state and government.


The BFA is the most prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other continents held to share visions on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large.


President Lungu is also expected to hold a series of high-level bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before signing bilateral agreements.


He will also meet various Chines investors and the Zambian community living in that country until Wednesday next week.