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Malawi Pres. Chakwera welcomes Tanzania Pres. Suluhu for three day state visit

President Chakwera welcoming Pres. Suluhu of Tanzania

Tanzanian President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan, has arrived in the country through Kamuzu International Airport, for a three-day State Visit from 5-7th July, 2023. Upon arrival, President Hassan was welcomed by President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and First Lady, Madame Monica Chakwera, Cabinet Ministers, Senior Government Officials, Religious and Traditional leaders, among others.

The two leaders will depart for Civic offices where President Hassan will sign the visitors’ book and will be presented with a symbolic key by the Mayor of the City of Lilongwe, Richard Banda. Later, she will proceed with a visit to Kamuzu Mausoleum where she will pay her respects to the founder of Malawi, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

Hassan will also visit the Parliament building, where she will hold discussions with the Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani Hara, and will later sign the visitor’s book. During the State visit, President of Tanzania will carry out several official engagements, including attending the national service of worship, joining President Chakwera in commemorating the 59th anniversary of independence, visiting the cyclone Freddy-affected sites, and holding bilateral talks with Chakwera on other matters of mutual interest between the two nations.

On his part, Chakwer said besides the annual Independence Day celebrations, “this visit is timely for it accords us an opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties and outline new areas of cooperation in a mutual bid to spur sustainable development.”

Wrote Chakwera on his Facebook Page:

“We expect – during the slated bilateral talks – to reinforce diplomatic and development cooperation as per several agreements under the Malawi-Tanzania Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC).”




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