President Lazarus Chakwera has stated that his recent trip to South Africa for the BRICS Summit provided valuable insights for Malawi concerning global matters during the transition to sustain humanity.
Addressing the media upon his return at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on Friday, August 25, 2023, Chakwera portrayed his journey, encompassing participation in both the SADC summits in Angola and the BRICS summit in South Africa, as advantageous for Malawi.
These meetings addressed crucial topics such as human capital and global representation, including the UN, to ensure sustainable human development amidst the prevailing global challenges.
“I took the opportunity to engage with my counterparts to learn from their countries’ experiences that we could potentially apply here. I am also appreciative of President Ramaphosa’s invitation to the BRICS-plus meeting, which was enlightening in terms of addressing global concerns,” remarked President Chakwera.
Regarding his discussions with President Xi Jinping of China, President Chakwera shared that their productive bilateral talks have resulted in an invitation for an official visit to China, aimed at further discussions on developmental initiatives.
In the interim, President Chakwera emphasized the significance of the two summits for facilitating regional integration, a prospect from which Malawi stands to gain substantially.
He added that numerous developed nations express goodwill towards Malawi and are prepared to contribute to its developmental pursuits.