President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Comrade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has arrived in Malawi for a three-day state visit.
A state visit is a formal visit by a head of State to a foreign country, at an invitation of the head of State of that foreign country.
Malawi’s head of State, His Excellency Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, whose invitation to his Zimbabwean counterpart has been honored by the visit, will be the official host.
The state reception took place at the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Malawi’s capital city – Lilongwe – where the Malawi leader welcomed his visitor upon his touchdown at 16:00hrs Malawi local time.
State visits are considered to be the highest expression of friendly bilateral relations between two sovereign states, and are in general characterised by an emphasis on official public ceremonies.
His Excellency Mnangagwa inspected Guard of Honour mounted by the Malawi Defence Force to mark the beginning of his historic visit to the Republic of Malawi.
The visit is billed to consolidate the already strong Malawi-Zimbabwe bilateral relations which are based on mutual interest to uplift the standards of living of the people of the two countries, historical ties, traditional people-to-people exchanges, and shared interests in international socio-economic and geo-political developments across the globe.
During the visit, Cde Mnangagwa is expected to, among other engagements, hold bilateral talks with Malawi’s President Dr. Chakwera, visit Tobacco Auction Floors in Lilongwe, visit some areas of the southern region that have been devastated by Tropical Cyclone Freddy, and hold discussions with Zimbabweans resident in Malawi.
The Zimbabwe leader will depart Malawi at the end of the three days on Friday 2nd June, 2023 through Chileka International Airport at 15:20 hours.