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Tanzanian President Suluhu winds up three day state visit; departs for Dodoma

President Chakwera and Suluhu

President of the United Republic of Tanzania has concluded her three-day state visit to Malawi after touring victims of Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre. On her departure at Chileka International Airport, Suluhu said that she was heading back home a happy person following a warm welcome and cordial discussions with President Dr Lazarus Chakwera.

President Suluhu Hassan arrived in Malawi on 5th July as special guest of honour to Malawi’s 59th independence anniversary celebrations held on the following day.

The two leaders held bilateral talks on Friday morning where they agreed to collaborate in many areas of mutual interest mainly in trade, transport, ICT, tourism, energy, infrastructure development and cross-border security.

The two leaders have also agreed to expedite implementation of the 5th Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC).

Malawi and Tanzania have since signed a memorandum of understanding to improve digital connectivity across several sectors of service delivery.

The MOU signed between Malawi’s Ministry of Information & Digitalization and Tanzania’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology will enhance service delivery within the digital ecosystem and open a range of economic opportunities for Malawian youths.

Some projects the two countries have agreed to fully implement and utilize include the Songwe Development Commission, Malawi Cargo Centre Limited, a One Stop Border Post and the Dar es Salaam Trade Corridor.



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