South Korean Prime Minister Dr. Han Duck-Soo has arrived in Malawi through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe. During his one-day state visit, Dr. Duck-Soo is scheduled to engage in bilateral discussions with President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
The welcoming party at KIA included Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancy Tembo, Minister of Agriculture Sam Kawale, Secretary to the President and Cabinet Colleen Zamba, the South Korean Ambassador to Malawi, and officials from both governments.
This visit to Malawi is part of Dr. Duck-Soo’s broader African tour, which will also encompass stops in Cameroon and Togo.
To date, the Republic of South Korea has provided substantial assistance to Malawi, including a motor vehicle and IT equipment valued at nearly K171 million for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, they have extended humanitarian aid amounting to close to K230 million for Cyclone Freddy survivors in 2023, and a similar package for survivors of Tropical Storms Ana and Gombe in 2022.
Furthermore, South Korea has contributed nearly K230 million towards the fight against cholera, and over K570 million to Daeyang Mission Hospital for the procurement of medicines, medical equipment, and an ambulance.