PRESIDENT Michael Sata has been invited by the People's Republic of China to attend and deliver a keynote speech at the BOAO forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013, which takes place in April this year.
The BOAO Annual Conference will be held on April 6-8, under the theme; 'Asia Seeking Development for All: Restructuring, Responsibility and Cooperation' and over ten heads of states, including the Chinese leaders are expected to attend.
Other prominent figures invited include International Monetary Fund (IMF) president Christine Lagarde and eight other leaders of international organisations.
Approximately 2,000 participants ranging from Government representatives, business leaders, academicians and media will attend this year's Annual Conference.
According to a statement released by the President's Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah, the standard and size of this year's conference is expected to overtake all previous events.
The BOAO forum, is the most prestigious and premier forum that hosts high-level forums for leaders from Government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share their vision on the most pressing issues in this region and the world as a whole.
The forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals.
Discussions at the forum focus on economics, integration, cooperation, society and the environment.