Zambian president flew commercial to and from UN General Assembly in New York

Hakainde and Mutinta Hichilema arrive in Lusaka
Hakainde and Mutinta Hichilema arrive in Lusaka

Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema attended is back home after attending the 77th United Nations General Assembly session during the week.

He arrived back in the capital, Lusaka, aboard an Emirates Airlnes flight along with his wife and members of his delegation.

A red carpet was rolled for the First Couple as they disembarked and were greeted by officials at the airport.

“We’ve arrived safely from New York, where we attended the 77th Session of #UNGA. Used the opportunity to meet captains of industry & other development partners to showcase why #Zambia should be their top investment destination. It’s good to be home,” the President captioned three photos posted on his Twitter handle.

During his time in the US, the Hichilemas were among a handful of presidential couples who were invited to a reception hosted by the US president Joe Biden at the America Museum for Natural History, AMNH, in New York.

Mrs. Hichilema posted a photo with the Bidens with the caption: “It was an honour to meet President Joe Biden @POTUS and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden @FLOTUS.

Typical Hichilema

Last year, the president, who was barely two months in office, attracted praise in social media for his style of transport and his delegation.

Hichelima boarded a Qatar Airways commercial flight to New York and took along with him two ministers as part of austerity measures.

In a Facebook post, the President said his focus areas during the engagements in New York will be on economic development, jobs, business opportunities, education and quality health care services for the people of Zambia.

“Just like we promised before taking office, we will ensure prudent management of public resources and have therefore travelled with a lean team that is composed of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance, Honourables Stanley Kakubo and Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane respectively,” he wrote.

— GhanaWeb


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