President Sata arrives in Congo

President Sata with his wife Dr. Kaseba

President Sata with his wife Dr. Kaseba

President Michael Sata has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for the COMESA 17th Heads of State Summit.

ZNBC reports that President Sata is accompanied by First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba and his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah.

President Sata’s plane touched down at N’dijili International Airport at 15:50 hours Zambian time.

The President was welcomed by Commerce Minister Emmanuel Chenda, Foreign Affairs Minister Wylbur Simuusa and DRC First Minister Matata Ponyo.

The DRC capital Kinshasa is host to the 17th COMESA Heads of State summit which opens on Wednesday.

The ordinary session to run from 26 to 27 February 2014 is expected to attract about 19 Heads of State or Government representatives.

The summit  is being held under the theme “Consolidating Intra COMESA Trade through the Development of Small Medium Entrepreneurs”.