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The objectives of the Section is to provide legal advisory  services to the Ministry and handle matters related to international legal instruments.


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International Cooperation

The Department also of International Cooperation is charged with the responsibility of promoting Malawi’s economic interests by encouraging and facilitating economic as well as technical cooperation with other countries and international organizations through development diplomacy. Development Diplomacy seeks to put Malawi on an accelerated growth track through an aggressive investment drive, focused on the promotion of trade, investment and tourism and active mobilization of aid with favorable terms.

The Department also serves as a secretariat for Technical Cooperation Agreements, which the Government of Malawi has entered into with a number of countries. The Technical Cooperation Agreements of Malawi has entered into with a number of countries. The Technical Cooperation Agreements provide for the establishment of Joint Commissions of Cooperation, which guide the operationalistion of the mutually agreed areas of cooperation provide a framework through which Malawi and her bilateral partners strengthen cooperation through regular meetings as well as exchange visits which facilitate the sharing of experiences, ideas and skills. They also provide an opportunity to map out strategies for enhancing mutually beneficial programmes in the economic, political and social-cultural spheres.

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Administration Department

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Department of Protocol




Sunday, 25 August 2013 19:35

Malawi National Holidays





01 January   New Year’s Day
15 January  John Chilembwe Day
03 March   Martyr’s Day
29 March   Good Friday
01 April   Easter Monday
01 May  Labour Day
14 May  
 Kamuzu Day
06 July   Independence Day
August Upon sighting the new moon       
 Eid Ul Fitri
15 October   Mother’s Day
25 December   Christmas Day
26 December   Boxing Day

Magdeline Mathiba-Madibela, head of the SADC Gender Unit, and Dr. Mary Shawa, Principal Secretary to the Malawian Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development; presented the 2013 SADC Gender Monitor. The SADC document is tracking progress on implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, which was adopted and signed at the 2008 SADC Summit.

Dr. Shawa lined out that ´the SADC Gender Monitor is for the Malawian Government a fundamental Document for the implementation of Gender Policies in Malawi´, by referring in particular to the chapter on Malawi.

The document was presented to the public on Friday, 16th of August 2013, at a press conference in Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe (Malawi), where the 33rd Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government took place.


Access a full copy of the 2013 SADC Gender Monito

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Structure of the Ministry

The Ministry is headed by a Minister, who is sometimes assisted by a Deputy Minister.  The Ministry is responsible for providing political guidance and advise.

At management level, the Ministry is headed by a Principal Secretary who is answerable to the Minister.  There are four departments, each headed by Director and 19 Diplomatic Missions including 2 Consulate Generals.  There is also the Legal Affairs Section which is responsible for Treaties and other international legal instruments which Malawi is party to ;

The Ministry’s Departments are;

  • Administration and Finance
  • International Cooperation
  • Political Affairs
  • Protocol

The Malawi Diplomatic Missions abroad also form part of the Ministry’s organizational structure.

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Location and Contacts

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


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

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