By KAIKO NAMUSA –
PRESIDENT Michael Sata has arrived in London, United Kingdom, for his 14-day working holiday.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to London, Paul Lumbi and the local diplomatic staff received the Head of State at Heathrow Airport on Saturday evening.
State House Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah said this in a statement released yesterday.
The Head of State, who is accompanied by First Lady Christine Kaseba, left Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a working holiday in the UK after the official close of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit on Friday evening.
While in Ethiopia, President Sata held successful meetings of mutual interest and benefit to the country with various international groups and agencies, as well as Heads of State and Government from around the continent.
Mr Sata arrived in Addis Ababa for the AU summit on Wednesday and was received at the airport by Ethiopia’s Minister of Science and Technology, Demitu Hambisa.
Foreign Affairs Minister Wylbur Simuusa, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Bob Sichinga, Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Susan Sikaneta and her deputy Sam Mujuda were also on hand to welcome the Head of State.
The Head of State joined other African leaders at the AU summit whose theme was ‘Agriculture and Food Security’.
The President is expected back home after his working holiday.