Malawi, Zambia Presidents discuss floods, waterway

President Peter Mutharika has appealed to newly elected President of Zambia Edgar Lungu to support Malawi in dealing with the aftermath of the devastating floods.

Congratulatory handshake: Mutharika (L) shakes Lungu’s hand

Congratulatory handshake: Mutharika (L) shakes Lungu’s hand

Nsanje Port

Nsanje Port

Mutharika made the appeal to Lungu when the two leaders met Thursday on the sidelines of the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which the two leaders attended for the first time after their respective ascendancy to the presidency.

The Malawi leaders also congratulated Lungu’s victory in last month election.

Lungu expressed regret for the Malawi tragedy and pledged that his government would support the relief efforts currently underway.

During their discussions, which touched on trade and deepening bilateral relations between the two countries, Mutharika also asked his Zambian counterpart to assist in the realisation of the Shire-Zambezi Waterway project that seeks to boast the economy of the sub-region through curtailed transport costs.

“The role of Zambia in the implementation of the Shire Zambezi Waterway cannot be overemphasised,” Mutharika said. “We will need to do this in a coordinated manner.”

The Shire-Zambezi Waterway project aims at  constructing a world inland free port that will provide a direct waterway transport system between Nsanje in southern Malawi and the port of Chinde at the mouth of Zambezi river in Mozambique, about 238 km away.

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4 thoughts on “Malawi, Zambia Presidents discuss floods, waterway”

  1. Jacob chitseko says:

    Work as partners to hence development of two countries

  2. THE PRESIDENT PETALA IS DAFT FOR THE TO WORK YOU MUST IN GOOD BOOKS WITH MOZAMBIQUE PRESIDENT.. YOUR BROTHER BINGU BINGIZA MUTHALIKA MADE THE SAME MISTAKES BY IGNORING MOZAMBIQUE PRESIDENT

  3. BINGU INLAND PORT=WHITE ELEPHANT says:

    MALAWIANS SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS BINGU INLAND PORT SHALL REMAIN WHITE ELEPHANT.EVEN MOTA ENGIL -CONTRACTOR KNOWS IT IS NOT FEASIBLE.THIS IS A BAD LESSON TO THE DICTATORS IN A MULTIPARTY DISPENSATION.SO THE DISCUSION OF THE TWO IS MERE RHETORIC

  4. President oyika chiphazi pa Inland Port powopa kuti business yawo ya ma truck ingafoile ameneyo si President okonda dziko lake,anthu muku benefita ku business ya Ma truck ndinu ochepa pamene Inland Port ikhoza kupindulira amalawi ambiri
    Mr President ya Inland tiyeni nayoni wansanje tsiku lina adzaphulika

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