President Emmerson Mnangagwa has left Harare for New York in the United States of America, where he will make his maiden appearance at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The president is accompanied by Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube, RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya and the newly appointed Deputy Chief Secretary Presidential Communications Mr George Charamba and other senior government officials.

He was seen off at the Robert Mugabe International Airport by the two vice presidents Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi, government ministers, service chiefs and senior government officials.

The 73rd session of the UNGA opened on Tuesday this week at the UN headquarters in New York.

This year’s session is being held under the theme: ‘Making the United Nations Relevant to all People, Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”

The annual general debate, where world leaders take turns to air their views on the proposed theme will run for nine days, under the presidency of Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garce, a national of Ecuador, who was elected in July this year.

President Mnangagwa is expected to make his address in the general assembly on Thursday next week together with other African leaders from eSwathini, Rwanda, Namibia and Ghana.

Meanwhile, Vice President Kembo Mohadi is the Acting President.