BY BLAIR MHONE
Minister of Information and Digitization Gospel Kazako has assured Malawians that the 35th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union that President Lazarus Chakwera will attend from February 4th to 6th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is an important meeting in the country’s quest to achieve Malawi Vision 2063.
The Minister made the remarks during the Government Faces the Press platform in Lilongwe.
According to Kazako, the AU Assembly will among other things deliberate on continental issues such as Climate Change, Peace, Security and Governance, Health, Nutrition and Food Security as well as mobilization of finance for Africa Accelerated Economic Recovery Development and Integration, some of which are the major pillars of Malawi Vision 2063.
Kazako added that Malawi needs to work hand in hand with other countries on the continent to achieve its development agenda.
“President Chakwera realises the importance of discussing issues of continental importance, hence attending the 35th Session of Heads of State.
“Among other issues to be discussed, include challenges faced and impact of the pandemic, developing capacities of the continent to manufacture its own vaccine,” said Kazako.
The Assembly, will bring together the Heads of States and Governments physically for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the issues on the agenda, the meeting will address continental issues such as security and governance, climate change, health as well as nutrition and food security.
Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancy Tembo has already arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she is scheduled to attend the 40th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council.