President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi has arrived in Zambia to discuss areas of mutual interest and enhance bilateral relations between both countries.
The visit to Zambia is President Chakwera’s first to any country since he was elected Malawi Head of State on June 28th, 2020.
The Malawi Head of State and his entourage which included First Lady, Monica Chakwera, among other government officials, were received by Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji, Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo, and Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for administration, Patrick Kangwa as well as other senior government and Patriotic Front (PF) officials.
Upon arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, (KKIA), Dr Chakwera inspected the guard of honour which was preceded with 21 gun salutes and also took time to appreciate Zambia’s’ traditional dance troops and the PF Choir which added exquisiteness to the welcoming ceremony.
Dr Chakwera who is in the country for a one day working visit, is scheduled to lay wreaths at the Presidential Burial Site at Embassy Park in Lusaka and thereafter, hold bilateral talks with President Edgar Lungu at State House.
Zambia and Malawi have a history of collaboration at regional, continental and international levels through the United Nations (UN), the Commonwealth, the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
President Chakwera 65, defeated the former President Peter Mutharika in the June Presidential elections, flying the flag of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which has not been in power for 26 years having lost to United Democratic Front (UDF) under former President Bakili Muluzi in 1994.
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