Malawi Government will soon open its Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, Nyasa Times understands.
Government intends to tap into number of opportunities from international institutions headquartered there.
Minister of Labour and Manpower Development , Henry Mussa announced on Wednesday in the Capital, City Lilongwe that this follows President Peter Mutharika directive that there has to be permanent office in Geneva, Switzerland.
“It pleased His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to direct that there be the Embassy in Geneva” announced Mussa at a news conference
He said Malawi for long time has missed opportunities for not having office in Geneva, home to United Nations and other international institutions. He therefore expressed optimism that Malawi is to benefit from such a development.
“This is a very exciting development because all the UN Agencies are in Geneva including UN Head quarters. There are a lot of benefits that Malawi stands to benefit. Good example is the International Labour Organisation (ILO) we will definitely be having an officer full time to deal with issues support into the labour services”
Mussa said the High Commissioner has already been identified through interviews made by Public Appointment Committee of Parliament
“Once all the processes are over then we shall be heavily represented where some of the good opportunities that we have been missing over the year’s will be a thing of the past” added Mussa.