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Chakwera, Mnangagwa to hold bilateral talks

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Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emerson Mnangagwa, will hold bilateral talks aimed at exploring,new frontiers in diplomacy, trade, investment and cultural exchange.

Mnangagwa arrives in the country through Kamuzu International Airport this afternoon at the invitation of his Malawian counterpart President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera.

According to a statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs the two leaders are expected to among other engagements hold bilateral talks and sign a memorandum of understanding that will ratify the resolutions of the 11th Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation between the two countries. 

The session has been underway since early this week in preparation for the state visit.

“The state visit will consolidate the already strong Malawi-Zimbabwe bilateral relations which are based on mutual interest to uplift the standards of living of the people of the two countries, historical ties, traditional people-to-people exchanges, and shared interests in international social-economic and geo-political developments across the globe,” reads the statement.

While in the country, Mnangagwa is also expected to visit the Kamuzu Mausoleum, Lilongwe Tobacco Floors, Conforzi Tea Plantation in Thyolo and Cyclone Freddy victims in Blantyre. 

The Zimbabwe leader is expected to leave Malawi on Friday, June 2, 2023, through Chileka International Airport.

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