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Peter Mutharika leaves for Russia

President Peter Mutharika has said his trip to Russia will help the country in many ways including making gains from investments in agriculture and infrastructure.

Mutharika left the country for Russia Monday where he is expected to attend the first Russia-Africa Summit to be held in Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi from Wednesday.

Speaking before his departure at Kamuzu International Airport, Mutharika said the country will benefit a lot from the summit in areas of investment and foreign affairs, among many others.

“Russia has some activities in Malawi but we are limited as we do send some of our students on scholarships there. In terms of economical operation, this is the first time that this summit is going to happen, so I am looking forward to [it],” he said.

Mutharika also said the meeting will emphasise finding ways to accelerate and develop the entire range of Russia- Africa cooperation in a systematic way.

“I will be meeting the President of Russia and about five or six companies interested in investment in agriculture, engineering and infrastructure; so it is a very important summit,” he said.

Recently, Mutharika also attended the United National General Assembly in the Unites States.

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