The new ambassadors for France, and Belgium Tuesday presented their letters of credentials to President Peter Mutharika at the same time promised some developmental projects to be carried out.
Speaking to reporters at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe the French Ambassador Laurent Delahousse said he was happy to meet the President and that they have discussed development issues which will help uplifting the country.
Delahousse said he was grateful to have met the President of Malawi “and we have talked on how France can help in developing this country. Will talk to French Companies like I have done for Zimbabwe to come here and open their businesses in so doing it will boost the economy of the nation,”
He further said that his country will help Malawi in the tourism sector as it has the beautiful natural resources which can attract more tourists.
The French ambassador added that his country has given Malawi US$12 million that will be used in geographic mapping to explore the mineral resources.
“The money is ready it is just up to your government to name the contractor who will be hired to find the areas where minerals can be found,” said Delahousse.
In his remarks the Belgium ambassador Paul Cartier said his country is ready to bring investors to help developing Malawi and also discussed the issue of human rights in particular on how the can help people with albinism.
He also hailed President Professor Peter Mutharika for sustainably scale-up human rights culture at the same time he bemoaned the killing of albinos, saying this must not be accepted in the country.