18 June 2012

Zambia: President Sata Leaves for Rio Indaba

Photo: Frederic Courbet/Gates Foundation
The Rio+20 summit is envisaged as a conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and government or other representatives.

PRESIDENT Michael Sata yesterday left for Brazil to attend the bio-fuel and environmental sustainable development conference.

The high-level conference brings together several world leaders to review progress made on the 1992 meeting.

The Rio+20 summit is expected to set a path for nurturing the planet's natural bounty and promoting green growth.

President Sata, who is accompanied by First Lady Christine Kaseba, left around 16:30 hours aboard a South African commercial flight at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

President Sata was seen off by Vice-President Guy Scott, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, Home Affairs Minister Kennedy Sakeni,

Lusaka Mayor Daniel Chisenga and the Secretary to the Cabinet Evans Chibiliti.

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