Friday, July 12, 2024

Malawi Commits to Strengthening Ties with Israel for Development

Malawi’s President, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, has expressed his government’s dedication to enhancing ties with Israel to foster inclusive and sustainable development. This sentiment was shared during his meeting with a delegation from the Israel Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations in New York.

President Chakwera emphasized the importance of cooperation, highlighting that Malawi is actively working to find effective solutions for recovering from the devastation caused by Cyclone Freddy earlier this year. He underscored the ongoing necessity for partners to stand by Malawi in its efforts to strengthen resilience against climate-related challenges.

“Some of the practical solutions will require the interventions and relations which Malawi has built over time with Israel and multilateral institutions to facilitate the quick recovery and reconstruction,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organisations, William Daroff said there is a need for Malawi to seriously consider investing heavily in irrigation farming as it has potential to boost the country’s food security that will translate into meaningful development.

Daroff commended government of Malawi for the establishment of Mega farms saying the initiative is the way out to ending food insecurity in Malawi.

He said: “We need to collaborate and coordinate and build resilient food systems and invest in agriculture sector which has potential to transform people’s lives and achieving sustainable development goals.”

Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Michael Usi said Israel is geared to explore ways on how best irrigation farming would be enhanced in the country. The Jewish organisation has been assisting Malawi in a number of areas such as agriculture, education and health, among others.


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