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Lazarus Chakwera meets Boris Johnson

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President Lazarus Chakwera Thursday met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during which Johnson’s government pledged to promote green technologies in Malawi.

According to the State House, the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including the special relationship between their two countries and the desire to see their partnership grow in such areas as climate change, girls’ education and trade.

They further pledged to leverage green technologies in Malawi.

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The two leaders have agreed to discuss this further when they meet again at the Conference of Parties in Glasgow, Scotland, in November this year.

Writing on his Facebook page, Chakwera described the meeting with Johnson as crucial.

“British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and I have agreed to work together on scaling up the use of green technologies in Malawi. The future looks bright,” Chakwera said.

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Earlier in the day, Chakwera met with the United Kingdom (UK)’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab.

Raab said the UK would support Malawi in the fight against the Covid pandemic.

“I am happy to report that I have secured the British Government’s commitment of additional support towards Malawi’s fight against Covid and Climate Change,” Chakwera said.

The Malawi leader also took part in a high-level panel discussion for heads of State on financing for transformation between five African presidents who were invited to attend the summit in person.

Other panellists during the discussion included presidents Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Nana Akufo- Addo of Ghana and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

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