Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera will tomorrow morning depart from Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) to join three other Heads of State and 3, 000 delegates for the 2023 Transform Africa Summit scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe.
The summit will end on Friday. The other presidents to attend the summit are Hakainde Hichilemba of Zambia, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini..
The Transform Africa Summit is Africa’s leading annual forum bringing together global and regional leaders from government, business and international organizations to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating and sustaining Africa’s on-going digital revolution.
Malawi’s Ambassador to Zimba, Mwayiwawo Polepole, told media in Zimbabwe that Chakwera’s visit would also culminate in the holding of bilateral discussions with Zimbabwe President Emerson Mnangagwa on the sidelines of the summit.
“The coming of the President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera to attend this summit, is a great solidarity visit. Apart from participating in the summit, the visit will provide an opportunity for the two Heads of State to have some space between the two for bilateral discussions,” said Polepole.
He stated that the sideline discussions between Chakwera and Mnangagwa will dwell much on Cyclone Freddy, which recently devastated Malawi and the subsequent assistance rendered by Zimbabwe.
Polepole added that the summit will provide a platform for the convergence of ideas to carry the African continent forward.