For Immediate Release
PRESIDENT BANDA TO ATTEND MDG SUMMIT IN RWANDA
LUSAKA, September 4, 2010, – His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia will on Sunday leave for Rwanda to attend a one-day Heads of State and Government summit in Rwanda, which will discuss progress on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s).
President Banda will join other African leaders on Sunday at a meeting in Kigali organised by Rwandan President, His Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, in order to review progress made by African countries in implementing MDG’s. The leaders will share their country experiences ahead of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly to be held this month in New York whose theme will be on MDGs.
Since Zambia became a signatory to the Millennium Declaration, the country has put in place a number of development frameworks to support the realization of MDGs. These include; the Poverty Reduction and Strategy Paper, the Transitional National Development Plan, the Vision 2030 and the Fifth National Development Plan, which are aimed at accelerating the attainment of MDG targets by 2015.
After the summit, President Banda will join other African Heads of State and Government on Monday at an inauguration ceremony of President Kagame, who was recently reelected as President of the Republic of Rwanda. President Banda has been invited to attend the inauguration in his capacity as Zambian President as well as Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). Rwanda is one of the key members of the ICGLR.
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