Sick Sata skips presidents’ meeting in Bolivia

President Michael Sata is unable to travel for the Summit of the Group of 77 developing countries plus China (G77 + China. The summit opens in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, this weekend.

The Summit brings together 133 developing and emerging countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia and over 100 high-level delegates, among them, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who is expected to deliver a key- note speech at the summit.

Twenty Heads of State from around the world are expected to attend the Summit but Zambia will be represented by the Vice President, Guy Scott because Sata is sick.

According to a statement released to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Bolivia today by the Zambian Embassy in Brazil, Scott is expected to arrive in Bolivia on Friday, June 13 ahead of the official opening of the Summit by the host president on June 14.

Bolivian President, Evo Morales, who is this year’s president of the bloc, has told the local media here that the UN Chief is expected to be part of the Summit of the G77 + China whose delegates have already started arriving.

Other speakers expected at the Summit include the President of the General Assembly of the UN His Excellency John W. Ashe.

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