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Fillipe Nyusi in for 3- day visit

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President Fillipe Nyusi of Mozambique is today expected to arrive in the country for a three-day visit during which he will undertake a number of tasks.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that Nyusi is expected to arrive at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe at 10am and will be welcomed by President Lazarus Chakwera and First Lady Monica Chakwera.

Immediately after arriving in the country, Nyusi will lay a wreath at the statue of Malawi’s founding president, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda, and will plant a tree of remembrance at Parliament Building.

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Chakwera and Nyusi are in the afternoon expected to launch the fifth Southern African Development Community Industrialisation Week at Bingu International Convention Centre and, later, the two leaders will have discussions at Kamuzu Palace.

“On Tuesday, November 23 2021, the two leaders will tour Marka railway connection line in Nsanje. Thereafter, the excellencies will cross the Malawi Border into Villa Nova, Mozambique, in order to appreciate railway construction [works] underway that side. It is expected that, thereafter, the two heads of State and government will proceed to Phombeya, Balaka, to appreciate the Malawi Mozambique interconnector power project.

“Later in the afternoon, His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and His Excellency Felippe Jocinto Nyusi will co-chair bilateral talks between Malawi and Mozambique. The discussions will dwell on mutual areas of cooperation,” the statement reads.

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The ministry says the two presidents will hold a private meeting on Wednesday morning and, later, jointly brief the media on outcomes of Nyusi’s State visit to Malawi before leaving the country later in the day.

Malawi and Mozambique have been holding talks in areas of mutual interest such as security and trade.

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