Diplomats pledge support to Malawi


Eight foreign envoys Thursday presented their letters of credence to President Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

The eight are from Finland, Georgia, Canada, Iceland, Austria, Ethiopia, Israel and Morocco—all to be based outside the country.

Finnish Ambassador Pirjo Suomela Chowdury said the bilateral relationship with Malawi seeks to promote trade and private sector development which she said will open up more financial opportunities to improve the power sector in the country.


“There are Finnish companies that are prominent in the power sector and meteorological technology who are interested in Malawi. There are also private sector funding instruments that can be used to promote the cooperation because sometimes funding is an issue,” she said

Canadian Ambassador Caroline Mary Delany also said the bilateral relationship with Malawi will improve trade as well us contribute in the energy sector.

“We are very interested to grow in agriculture, trade and clean energy. We have a new deal which is going to be the largest solar project to be done in Malawi,” she said


Malawi’s bilateral relationship with Israel, according to Ambassador Oded Joseph, will see growth in various areas of agriculture, health security and many more.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Francis Kasaila said the country would make sure that it strengthens the bilateral relations in trade and investment for the benefit of the country’s economy.

“We believe that if we are able to attract many investors in the country, we will be able to create more opportunities for our youths,” Kasaila said.

On Tuesday, five foreign envoys from Japan, Russia, Phillipiness, Iran and Thailand also presented their letters.

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