European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen is today visiting Malawi for a two-day tour of duty.
A statement which the EU Delegation to Malawi Press Office issued on October 26 2022 indicates that the commissioner will be in the country up to October 28.
EU Ambassador to Malawi Rune Skinnebach has linked Urpilainen to much of what has been happening in Malawi.
“It is for me a tremendous pleasure to welcome our Commissioner for International Partnerships, who is at the helm of much of the work we do as EU in Malawi. As our programmes are implemented in close coordination with the Government of Malawi, this visit constitutes an excellent opportunity to engage with partners and reaffirm our shared objectives,” Skinnebach said.
While in the country, the commissioner will meet President Lazarus Chakwera.
The commissioner will also meet women leaders to reflect on girls and women social and economic empowerment activities.
Urpilainen will also meet youth representatives to discuss the EU Youth Action Plan.
“In addition, she will visit a School Meals Project and a farmer field school in Kasungu, which are activities of the sustainable agriculture and nutrition programmes, Kulima and Afikepo, which the EU supports. During her visit, Commissioner Urpilainen will sign six financing agreements with the Government of Malawi covering new programmes supporting the energy sector, green growth initiatives, democratic governance and access to justice, as well as food production and resilience of food systems,” the EU Delegation to Malawi Press Office says.