Sata to join over 100 World leaders

President Michael Sata with First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba leave for State House shortly after arriving at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport from Addis Ababa yesterday - Picture by Joseph MwendaPresident Michael Sata is expected to join over 100 World leaders in New York for the 68th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

The UN General Assembly opens September 23, 2013 and security is reported tight around the venue as World leaders begun arriving over the weekend. This is the biggest gathering of Presidents as it attracts Presidents from all UN Member countries.

President Sata arrives for the event today. He is expected to address the Assembly on Tuesday, September 22, 2013 whose theme for this year is  Setting the stage for the post-2015 development agenda.

Meanwhile, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir who is wanted by International Criminal Court for genocide charges has vowed that no one will stop him from attending the UN Assembly. He told a News Conference on Sunday that he will fly to New York via Morocco.

The Sudanese President said he has since booked his accommodation in New York though he did not mention whether he had been granted a visa by the US government.