It is still not a sitting head of state, but well – at least President Michael Sata will this weekend receive a prime minister from Poland.
Apart from Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and some bored former presidents, not serving head of state has ever visited Zambia from the time Sata was elected over two years. But Sata himself has been all over the world.
The Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk is expected in Zambia and, according to the programme released by former Post newspaper reporter Yvonne Shibemba who is now working at the Zambian embassy in Berlin, will also meet President Michael Sata for bilateral discussions.
The Polish Prime Minister, who will be accompanied by 30 Polish business officials, will arrive in Zambia via the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone next Saturday.
The current president of Poland and head of state is Bronisław Maria Komorowski. He appoints the prime minister.
He was elected in 2010 and has executive powers.