UK Minister for Africa visits Malawi
BY BENSON LINJE, A CONTRIBUTOR:
The United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, arrives in Malawi today for a three-day visit aimed at strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Speaking ahead of the visit, Minister Baldwin said: “The UK and Malawi enjoy a warm and historic relationship and have worked together on important global issues like tackling conflicts, diseases and organised crime. We will remain a steadfast partner of Malawi on its path to growth and prosperity.
“I look forward to seeing some of the UK investments here and meeting Malawians, from government representatives to members of local communities, to discuss how we can deepen our work together.”
During her time in the country, the minister will hold discussions with government ministers, meet leaders of opposition parties and business representatives, and visit UK aid-funded projects. These projects include health facilities and small-scale agricultural producers that are supporting poverty reduction and economic growth initiatives.
Baldwin will also visit Majete National Park to see how Malawi Park Rangers are combating illegal wildlife trade with training and advice from British military and how community members can best be involved in these efforts.
She arrives in Malawi after visiting Zambia.
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