Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Malawi to Gain from Bilateral Ties with South Korea

Malawi Pres. Lazarus Chakwera and South Korean Prime Minister

Malawi is poised to reap the rewards of its bilateral partnership with the Republic of South Korea, particularly in the realms of trade, healthcare, education, science, and technology, among other sectors, as it strives to attain Agenda 2063.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancy Tembo expressed this sentiment on Monday following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two nations at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. She emphasized Malawi’s eagerness to leverage these connections in pursuit of Agenda 2063.

“This relationship is a momentous occasion to us because it will help us realize the 2063 agenda, especially looking at areas of agriculture, technology and education. In 1964, Malawi and South Korea were at same level and today South Korea is a developed country and we are still a developing country and so this collaboration will help us to live to be a better Malawi.

“We have a blueprint of the Agenda 2063 and, learning lesson from South Korea government and how they managed to achieve where they are, we will also achieve,” said Tembo.

Tembo said the Prime Minister for South Korea, Han Duck-Soo, announced of his government intention to re-establish a residential mission in Malawi after leaving in 1992, saying this will see a South Korean Ambassador resident in the country instead of operating from South Africa.

She said very soon the officials from South Korea and Malawi will have joint meetings to start working on joint permanent commission before Korea-Africa summit in 2024.

The South Korean Prime Minister commended Malawi for the relationship and pledged increased support to climate change challenges facing the country.

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