The Head of State left at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, around 2030 hours.
He was seen off by Vice President Inonge Wina, Justice Minister Given Lubinda, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo and top government officials.
President Lungu will lead the Zambian delegation to the UN and will hold a number of discussions with other Heads of State.
As tasked by the African Union President Lungu will coordinate discussions on ending early child marriages.
The AU is impressed with the strides Zambia is making in eliminating early child marriages and wants President Lungu to share with the world, some of the successes.
President Lungu will also attend a welcome dinner to be hosted by host and US President Donald Trump for all visiting heads of state on Monday evening in New York.
President Lungu is expected to arrive tomorrow, Sunday, September 23, 2018.
In the President’s delegation, Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji, Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, Gender Minister, Elizabeth Phiri.