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Peter Mutharika receives 5 ambassadors

WELL RECEIVED— Iran Ambassador designate to Malawi, Farhang, presents letters of credence to Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe

President Peter Mutharika Tuesday received letters of credence from five foreign envoys in Lilongwe.

The five are new Japanese Ambassador, Satoshi Iwakiri, Russian Ambassador, Nikolai Krasilnikov, Philippines Ambassador, Alex Chau, Iran Ambassador, Moussa Farhang and Thailand Ambassador, Kamote Kamalanavin.

Among other issues, Iwakiri said his government was committed to continue helping Malawi in many sectors of development, including infrastructure development.

On his part, Krasilnilov said Russia was committed to trade with Malawi.

He said Russian investors are ready to invest in various bankable projects in Malawi.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francis Kasaila, said Malawi appreciates the cordial relationship with various countries.

“It is important for our country, if we are to develop, if we have to grow we need to have good relationships. We have seen that the [representatives of the] countries that have come to present their letters have special expertise that we need as an economy.

“So, we will be engaging them, they will be coming back to Malawi to engage various stakeholders, including the government ministries and private sector. We need investors into our country. They need to create opportunities to train our youth and opportunities for jobs for our people,” Kasaila said.

Four of the five ambassadors will be based outside the country while Iwakiri will be based in Malawi.

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