Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Pres Chakwera heads to DRC for crucial security meet

President Lazarus Chakwera has made his first international trip since mid November last year when he announced a pause to foreign trips for all government officials until March this year.

In his announcement which was made on 15th November 2023, President Chakwera specified that only trips deemed absolutely necessary would be approved by him.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has, yesterday, announced the President’s travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where he has been invited by his counterpart, Felix Tshisekedi, to discuss crucial security issues of Congo where Malawi sends peace-keeping troops under the United Nations mission.

Defence Minister Harry Mkandawire says President Dr Lazarus Chakwera’s visit to the DRC is key to addressing security issues within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.

Mkandawire said this will also serve as a morale booster for Malawian soldiers actively engaged in peacekeeping missions in DRC.

President Chakwera has been accompanied by Malawi Defence Force personnel who will form part of the discussions with the DRC.

The Malawi leader will also join other regional heads of states to Tshisekedi’s inauguration ceremony slated for tomorrow, Saturday 20th January 2024.


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