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Presentation of Letters of Credence
Ambassador of Japan Kae Yanagisawa - Presenting Her Letters of Credence to His Excellency The President
Presentation of Letters of Credence
High Commissioner of Britain - Holly Tett Presents Her Letters of Credence to His Excellency The President
Malawi/Tanzania Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation
The 4th session of the Malawi/Tanzania Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation at Capital hotel in Lilongwe Malawi.
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt has Handed Over 2 Training Scholarships to Young Diplomats
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt has handed over 2 training scholarships to young diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Malawi. The Republic of Egypt has organized this training which will host young diplomats from almost 24 countries and will run from 5th to 16th march 2017.
Malawi/China Diplomatic Relations
Malawi/China Celebrates 10 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Malawi/China Celebrates 10 Years of Diplomatic Relations

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Malawi and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) commemorated 10 years or a decade since the establishment of their diplomatic relations at the Chinese Embassy Chancery on 12th December, 2017 in Lilongwe.

Malawi established diplomatic relations with the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) on 28th December, 2007. Embassies for the two countries were officially opened in Lilongwe and in Beijing, in January, 2008, and March, 2008 respectively.

Within a short span of their diplomatic relations, the two countries have enjoyed flourishing, cordial and mutually beneficial cooperation in various sectors.

As part of the celebrations, a delegation from China which was led by His Excellency Chen Xiaodong, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and had a working luncheon with Honorable Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The Chinese Deputy Minister also handed over 100 motor vehicles to the Malawi Police Service (MPS) and 8 protocol vehicles to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, respectively.

Furthermore, His Excellency Chen Xiadong announced a 301 million RMB grant to the Government of Malawi. 1 million RMB is for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

In receiving the grant, Honorable Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano M.P., indicated that the grant will help his Ministry carry out protocol activities easily across the country.

On his part, His Excellency Xiadong said China believes that the grant will help in implementing Malawi Government's projects under the Malawi-China Development Cooperation Framework. The 1 million RMB was targeted at enhancing capacity building in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Over the 10 years of this relationship, Malawi and China has developed a development cooperation framework under which various projects and programmes financed through grants and concessionary loans by the Government of China have been implemented. In addition, the Government of Malawi has benefitted in human capacity building through short and long term scholarships offered by the Government of China.

In his speech as guest of honor at the commemoration, Honorable Goodall Gondwe Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and development said Malawi is certain that over the next ten years to come, the Malawi- China partnership will reach greater heights and produce mutual benefits for the wellbeing of the people of the two nations.
"Our future looks bright but we will need to cooperate deeply and intensify our interaction across the board in order to consolidate the gains we have made so far. I look forward to such a time that Malawians, who have found China as their primary destination for business, should be in China as investors," Gondwe said.

In his remarks, His Excellency Chen Xiaodong, expressed his Governments firm commitment to cooperate with the Government of Malawi and also promised to intensify trade cooperation and open up economies to each other.

Apart from the 10 years celebration of this great cooperation, this year has been a very important year for Malawi's cooperation with China. The Malawi National Optic Fibre Backbone Programme was launched, an implementation agreement for the construction of five Community Technical Colleges across the country was signed, an international Seminar on the China Africa Cooperation was held, Malawi received a donation of two drones for disaster affairs management; and a significant number of scholarships for short term and long term courses were granted, among others.

In conclusion, the two countries are committed to further broaden areas of cooperation in the years ahead for mutual benefit of their peoples.


Cabinet Ministers from Malawi Meet Potential Investment Companies From Spain: Pretoria, South Africa, 28th November 2014






On 28th November, 2014, Cabinet Ministers from Malawi met nine Spanish potential and serious investors in Pretoria, South Africa.  This was a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Governments of Malawi and Spain in September 2014, in New York, on business collaboration between the two countries.  The Ministers, Hon. Dr. George Chaponda, M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Hon. Francis Kasaila, M. P., Minister of Transport and Public Works; and Hon. Joseph Mwanamvekha, M. P., Minister of Industry and Trade travelled to Pretoria at the invitation of the Spanish Commercial Office in Johannesburg.

During the meeting, the Ministers, supported by officials from Malawi Investment Trade Centre (MITC), Ministry of Transport and Malawi High Commission in Pretoria, conducted business consultations with heads of Spanish companies based in South Africa.  The Spanish potential investors included Group Cobra and Elecnor experienced engineering companies specialising in building and operating industrial infrastructure; Gransolar and Gas Natural Fenosa interested in generating gas and energy; Inabensa a transport and network infrastructure developer; Aqualia with special focus on water purification and maritime works; Ace Consultants; Greenmax and AEE Power. The investors showed keen interest to be Malawi’s partners in development energy, transport and network infrastructure, mining, agro – processing and other priority areas for Malawi.

In his remarks, Leader of the Malawi delegation, Honourable Dr. George Chaponda, M. P., emphasised that the Government of Malawi has a vision and mandate to develop all sectors of the country with much focus on economic and infrastructure development.  He cited Malawi’s political and economic stability as enabling and conducive factors for doing business in the country, and added that the establishment of a One-Stop investment service centre has eased the process of establishing business in the country.  He therefore encouraged the investors to consider investing in Malawi, as it is among the most desirable investment destinations in the world.  An impressive presentation was also made on the available bankable investment and trade opportunities in the country.

The Malawi delegation was later treated to a working lunch at the residence of the Spanish Ambassador in Pretoria, where delegates networked and Investors sought clarification on various investment-related issues. The Spanish Ambassador in Pretoria pledged to support investment endeavours between the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Malawi.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

and International Cooperation,



1st December, 2014   

Malawi and Scotland Meets Under The Framework Of Joint Permanent Commission Of Cooperation (JPCC), 2nd To 3rd December, 2014









Hon. Dr. George T. Chaponda, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, led the Malawi delegation to the meeting of Malawi-Scotland Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) that was held from 2nd to 3rd December, 2014, in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Hon. Mr. Humza Yousaf, Minister for Europe and International Development, led the Scottish delegation to the meeting.


The objective of the meeting was to review progress achieved since the last JPCC meeting that was held in November, 2012 in Zomba, Malawi, and to discuss project proposals in view of the next round of funding from the Scottish Government covering the period 2015 to 2018.



The main outcomes of the JPCC meeting included: 

  • Need to focus on a few targeted projects, to ensure visible and lasting impact on the targeted beneficiaries.  In line with the Government’s priority to develop the export-oriented private sector, the Malawi Government highlighted the need to support cooperatives and Scottish private investment in the country;


  • Malawi to consider the list of proposed projects for the 2015-2018 funding cycle, and to submit to Scottish Government for further consideration.  To ensure that the projects are in line with Malawi’s development priorities as outlined in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), it was agreed that the Strand Leads (Governance, Health, Education and Sustainable Development) should be involved in the  formulation process of the projects; and


  • That project monitoring and evaluation should be an integral part of the Scottish Government-supported development Programme.


Hon. Dr. Chaponda took the opportunity of his presence in Scotland, to hold other meetings on the sidelines of the JPCC.  These included:

  1. 1.Courtesy Call on the First Minister of Scotland, Right Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP.


Hon. Chaponda and Right Hon. Sturgeon discussed issues of mutual cooperation between Malawi and Scotland


  1. 2.Courtesy Call on Right Hon. Tricia Marwick MSP, the Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the Scottish Parliament.


Right Hon Marwick and Hon. Chaponda discussed the ongoing cooperation between the Malawi and Scottish Parliaments under the framework of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum. In February, 2015, Members of the Scottish Parliament will visit Malawi to engage their counterparts on issues of mutual interest.


The Honourable Minister also appreciated the role Scottish Members of Parliament such as Lord Jack McConnell MSP, and Lord Geatrex MSP, are playing in the House of Lords by calling for the resumption of budgetary support and the revision of the UK Visa application process for Malawians;


  1. 3.Scottish-Malawi Business and Investment Meeting, where Scottish investors in partnership with Scottish Government, agreed to set up an investment fund to promote Scottish Investments to Malawi;



  1. 4.Meeting with Prof. Sir Jim Mc Donald, the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University ofTheir meeting on 1st December discussed the work that the University, in partnership with Sgurr Energy of Scotland and the Malawi Polytechnic, is doing in the country in the field of renewable energy, under the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP);


  1. 5.Meeting with Education Scotland, to appreciate the role the institution was playing in Education Inspectorate services in Malawi in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology;


  1. 6.



The Minister also attended the Scotland-Malawi Partnership symposium, as well as visited the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre to appreciate the life of Dr. David Livingstone and the historical linkages between Malawi and Scotland.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs

and International Cooperation,



8th December, 2014


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