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Newly appointed British High Commissioner to Malawi, David Beer, says his government, which is one of Malawi’s biggest bilateral partners, remains committed to supporting the country’s reforms.

Beer made the remarks at State House in Lilongwe yesterday when he presented his letters of credence to President Lazarus Chakwera.

The envoy said he is committed to increasing trade opportunities between the two countries.

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Speaking to the press after the presentation, Beer said he was “delighted and honoured to be taking up the role of British High Commissioner at a time of renewed optimism in Malawi.”

He said he had a constructive discussion with Chakwera focusing on several areas of collaboration between the two countries including climate change which has not spared Malawi.

The two, according to the British envoy, also discussed joint commitment to building Malawi’s voice and advocacy internationally and support efforts against environmental degradation and deforestation.

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Beer added that the intention of the UK is to spur economic development through a range of programmes such as building up human capital and tackling corruption.

He said economic growth needs to deliver jobs and improve livelihoods of Malawian citizens.

“I am also committed to increasing the trade links between the UK and Malawi that will be beneficial for both countries,” Beer said.

Beer was appointed to the position in September this year replacing Holly Tett who had been British High Commissioner to Malawi since 2017.

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