Vice President Guy Scott has arrived in the Chinese capital, Beijing where he is scheduled to attend a series of meetings lined up with the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) to discuss the establishment of formal relations between CPC and the Patriotic Front (PF).
Dr. Scott who arrived in China yesterday was met at Beijing Capital International Hotel by the Vice President of the International Department of the ruling Communist Party of China (IDCPC), Ai Ping.
ZANIS reports from Beijiing that the Vice President is leading a delegation of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) officials who include Secretary General Wynter Kabimba.
The team is in China at the invitation of Chinese ruling Communist Party.
The visit by Dr. Scott who is also the PF’s vice president, will also seek to promote mutual understanding between the two parties and friendship between the people’s of the two countries.
A programme for the PF delegation availed to ZANIS in China by the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China indicates that the party’s vice Minister Mr. Ping will host breakfast for the Vice President and some PF officials at the Grand Hotel in Beijing.
Later today, Dr. Scott is expected to meet Chinese entrepreneurs and confer with a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and Secretary of Beijing Municipal Committee (CPC).
On Thursday, he is expected to have official talks with the IDCPC Minister Wang Jiarui at the party offices in Beijing.
Before winding up his official programme in China, the Vice President is also expected to visit Shanghai in the Eastern part of China where the Communist Party of China was founded in July 1921
An invitation dated November 23, 2011 was extended to the PF government by Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou Yuxiao on behalf of the Communist Party of China.
The CPC invitation to the PF comes barely two weeks after First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda was sent to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao by President Michael Chilufya Sata as his special envoy.
The meeting was aimed at renewing relations between Zambia and China and to reassure the Chinese government that the Sata-led government was committed to working with China.
The Communist Party of China (CPC), is the founding and ruling political party of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
President Hu Jintao is the current party leader holding a title of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.