State President Lazarus Chakwera left the country Sunday for London, the United Kingdom (UK), where he will attend the Global Education Summit slated for July 28 to 29.
Among other things, the summit will discuss issues related to how the world can collaborate and support quality education for all children.
Speaking at Kamuzu International Airport, the President said it was important for Malawi to partner individuals and nations that are committed to raising the bar in education, especially those that place emphasis on girls.
“When you train a girl-child, you will have answers to many problems; you will have answered [questions related to] many issues,” Chakwera said.
The summit will also see development partners pledging to raise $5 billion that would be used for supporting quality education efforts in beneficiary partner countries including Malawi.
Chakwera will meet UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Chakwera is also expected to undertake other engagements on the sidelines of the summit.
It is further expected that, on July 30, the Malawi leader will address the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House.
Mathews Kasanda is a journalist who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Malawi (The Polytechnic).
In 2015, Media Institute of Southern Africa awarded him the Best Print Media Education Journalist of the Year accolade.
He joined Times Group Newsroom in September 2019.