Vice Foreign Minister of The People’s Republic of China Visits Malawi, 14th to 16th October, 2014

 

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).

 

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