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In pursuant to the resolution of the 2012 Malawi/Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) Meeting, Honourable Dr. Allan Chiyembekeza, M.P., Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development of the Republic of Malawi, and Honourable Victor Manuel Borges, Minister of Fisheries of the Republic of Mozambique, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Development, on behalf of their respective Governments. The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development in Lilongwe on Thursday, 23rd October, 2014.

In his statement, the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development underlined the fact that the MoU was a veritable instrument, through which the two Governments would devise harmonised fisheries management strategies and operational procedures for sustainable exploitation of the fisheries resources. He further stated that the MoU also provides a mechanism for identifying management strategies that would facilitate recovery, following dwindling of fish catches from ecosystems like Lakes Malawi/Niassa, Chilwa/Chirua and Chiuta and the Shire River system.

Furthermore, the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development expressed the critical importance of including sustainable aquaculture development to supplement the declining fish supply.

In his remarks, Honourable Victor Manuel Borges, Minister of Fisheries of the Republic of Mozambique, stated that the Agreement will reinforce the sustainable management of the countries’ shared lake resources. It will also help in jointly addressing the problems of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the shared lakes and enhance the efforts of the two Governments in establishing closer economic cooperation.

The signing of the MoU is a milestone in the advancement of socio-economic and political relations between Malawi and Mozambique. This MoU will further deepen cooperation between the two countries.

The Charge D’ Affaires of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain  to Malawi, who is based in Harare, Zimbabwe, Ms Ximena Sartori, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Honourable Dr. George T. Chaponda, M.P., on 20th October, 2014.

 

During the meeting the two governments agreed to explore programmes that Malawi would benefit from Spain’s donation of US$5 million which was pledged to Malawi under the framework agreement on Cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Malawi and Spain signed in New York in September, 2014.

 

Furthermore, the two countries discussed the promotion of trade and investment and that Spanish investors could consider investing in the Nsanje World Inland Port, as well as in transportation on the Shire-Zambezi Waterway; mining; energy; and the GreenBelt Initiative (GBI).

 

Download 34th SADC Summit Communique

 

Mr. Zhang Ming, Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China visited Malawi from 14th to 16th October, 2014. During the visit, the Vice Minister met with His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi on 16th October, 2014, after meeting Honourable Dr. George T. Chaponda M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on 14th October, 2014.

 

Following discussions, the two sides agreed that His Excellency President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, should undertake a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, on dates to be mutually agreed upon by the two Governments. The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister also announced a grant to Malawi amounting to RMB100 Million (approximately US$16 million) and an interest free loan of RMB 50 Million (approximately US$8 million). Furthermore, the two sides used the visit as an opportunity to strengthen the already existing bilateral cooperation and explored new potential areas of cooperation in various sectors of infrastructure development, education, capacity building, tourism, trade and investment. Lastly, Malawi and China agreed to strengthen cooperation under the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

 

Monday, 22 July 2013 21:32

passport requirements

Passport Requirements

 

NEW AND REPLACEMENT PASSPORT REQUIREMENT

- Three (3) application forms for new and replacement of Malawi passports. New and Replacement passport will be valid for    10 years from the date of issue.

 

            Passport Application

- Three (3) passport size colored photographs should be attached to the application forms, for new and replacements of Malawi passports.

- You need to affix your hand thumbprint on the box located besides the signature box.

- Send $60.00 Money Order or Company Check payable to Malawi Embassy.

- Submit old passport when applying for a new or replacement passport.

- Remove I-94 form from your old passport for your safekeeping.

- Clearly print your name, address, telephone number and email address on the lower left hand side of the application form.

 

STOLEN OR LOST PASSPORT


- If the passport got stolen/lost, a police report should be submitted together with the replacement application forms.

- The fee for stolen/lost passport is $70.00 by Money Order or Company Check payable to Malawi Embassy.

 

       Lost Passport Form

 

 

NOTE:

Personal check are no accepted.


 

 

 

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:07

Other Treaties

other treaties

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:07

SADC Treaties

Sunday, 14 July 2013 18:22

History and Government

 In 1891, Nyasaland now Malawi, became a British protectorate. In 1953, Nyasaland joined with Northern and Southern Rhodesia (Zambia and Zimbabwe), to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland until 6th July, 1964 when the country attained her independence. Malawi’s first independent President was Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda. After three decades of one-party rule under the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Malawians decided to change their system of government, from one party dictatorship to multiparty politics in a referendum which was held in June, 1993. In May, 1994, Malawi held its multiparty election with President Dr. Bakili Muluzi of the United Democratic Front (UDF), winning the elections with a majority. Subsequent elections were held in 1999, 2004 and 2009.

Sunday, 14 July 2013 18:18

Country Brief

Location

Malawi is located in south-eastern Africa bordered by Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the west, and Mozambique to the east and south. Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa and one of the deepest in the world, accounts for almost one-fifth of the country's area. Malawi’s terrain is beautiful and breath-taking comprising of plateaus, plains, hills, valleys and mountains. The three major population centres are Mzuzu in the north; Lilongwe, the capital city, in the centre; and Blantyre in the south. Blantyre is also the commercial capital of the country.

 

History and Government

In 1891, Nyasaland now Malawi, became a British protectorate. In 1953, Nyasaland joined with Northern and Southern Rhodesia (Zambia and Zimbabwe), to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland until 6th July, 1964 when the country attained her independence. Malawi’s first independent President was Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda. After three decades of one-party rule under the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Malawians decided to change their system of government, from one party dictatorship to multiparty politics in a referendum which was held in June, 1993. In May, 1994, Malawi held its multiparty election with President Dr. Bakili Muluzi of the United Democratic Front (UDF), winning the elections with a majority. Subsequent elections were held in 1999, 2004 and 2009.

During the elections in 2004, Malawians elected Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika, a seasoned economist, president. Under President Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika, Malawi has achieved unprecedented economic growth. The current development plans of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government as stipulated in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) continue to transform Malawi’s economy, from a predominantly importing and consuming country, to a predominantly producing and exporting country.

One of the most important aspects for Malawi’s economic achievements has been the excellent leadership provided by His Excellency President Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika. On this basis, Malawians re-elected Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika for a second term of office in the 2009 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

 

Following the death of His Excellency Ngwazi Bingu wa Mutharika on .......2012,  Her Excellencey Mrs Joyce Banda became the first Female President of the Republic of Malawi

Sunday, 14 July 2013 17:06

Overview of the Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation acts as the main link between Malawi and the International Community.  It is the organ that is responsible for formulating, implementing and monitoring the foreign policy of the Government of the Republic of Malawi.


In implementing its activities, the Ministry is guided by the Foreign policy of the Malawi Government.  The foreign policy is a codification of the guidelines, principles and norms that assist Malawi to relate with other states or bodies in the international political and economic systems in order for the country to achieve its development goals and further its national interests.

 

The thrust of Foreign Policy of the Malawi Government is Development Diplomacy, hence the ministry places emphasis on facilitating activities aimed at foreign and mobilization, attraction of foreign investment, promotion of tourism and the expansion and diversification of export markets in order to derive optimal benefits from globalization.  Recognizing that peace is the major pre-requisite for sustainable development, the ministry, through bilateral and multilateral arrangements, contributes to efforts related to maintenance of peace and security.  The ministry, therefore, participates in activities related to governance and human rights issues, conflict prevention, resolution and management, disarmament and the fight against international terrorism.

 

In performing its function, the Ministry works in close liaison with other ministries, departments, parastatal organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector in the country.  While the ministries, departments and other organizations carry out their technical and professional work under their mandates, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation plays a facilitating and coordinating role between these instructions and other countries and international organizations.  The Ministry also maintains close working relationship with foreign missions and international organizations accredited both on residential and non-residential basis to Malawi.

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Location and Contacts

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
P.O. Box 30315
                Capital City,  Lilongwe 3

                Malawi

Tel: +265 1 789 088/789 115
Fax: +265 1 788 482/789 112

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