The Malawi leader Lazarus Chakwera arrived in the United Kingdom via Heathrow Airport on Thursday on invitation from the Government of the UK to attend the coronation of King Charles III slated for Saturday, 6th May 2023.
According to the statement that was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs back home, the coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey.
Apart from attending the coronation ceremony that President Chakwera has been invited to, the Malawi leader is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with the UK Government, business captains, and other world leaders who are expected to attend the coronation of King Charles before returning home on Tuesday, 13th May 2023.
Chakwera who left the country on Wednesday, 3rd May, said the invitation to attend the coronation is an honor to the country as it was once under the UK Government.
“Malawians are proud to be part of the larger community not just in the Commonwealth but in the World, and so we believe that solidarity of humanity is critical at such moments,” said the President before his departure at Kamuzu International Airport on Wednesday.
President Chakwera was upon his arrival at Heathrow Airport and International Hotel welcomed by representatives of the British Royal Family, Malawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nancy Tembo, Malawi High Commissioner to the UK, Thomas Bisika, Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, Justice Agnes Patemba, and Malawian High Commission staff to the UK.