President Chakwera arrives in New York for UNGA

By Staff Reporter

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, has arrived in New York, United States of America, where among other engagements is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2022.

President Chakwera was welcomed by Hon. Nancy Tembo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, Minister of Health, Dr. Agnes Chimbiri-Molande, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other senior Government officials.

The President is attending UNGA in person for the first time since taking office following his decision to attend last year’s hybrid event virtually and the UN’s decision to do a virtual-only event in 2020.

This year’s UNGA, to be held under the theme “A WATERSHED MOMENT: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges” is the first in-person-only meeting of world leaders in the Covid-19 era.