President Lazarus Chakwera, who is currently attending the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, inaugurated Malawi’s first Consulate General in Hunan Province, China yesterday.
During the function, President Chakwera highlighted that this consulate opening in Changsha would deepen cooperation between Malawi and China in various areas of mutual interest, including defense, security, capacity building, trade, and agriculture. He expressed confidence that the consulate’s establishment would strengthen the collaboration and partnership between the two countries, leading to increased economic development.
Malawi’s Ambassador in China, Allan Chintedza, emphasized that the consulate’s opening would provide trade opportunities for Malawi, benefiting from Hunan’s status as a hub for major international trade fairs and exhibitions. On his part, Trade Minister Chithyola Banda described the expo as a significant opportunity for Malawi to address its trade imbalance between imports and exports.
Changsha, a city in China with a population exceeding 10 million, is renowned for trade. This year’s China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo is being under the theme “Common Development for a Shared Future.”